Rotherham Police Secure Charges in Only 1-in-34 Child Rape Cases
The police force which oversaw the Rotherham “grooming gangs” child rape scandal is securing charges for just one in 34 crimes flagged as having links to Child Sexual Exploitation, it has been revealed.
All told, South Yorkshire Police secured just 16 charges out of some 540 crimes officers flagged as Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) related.
West Midlands Police, which has been slated for a wide variety of so-called “grooming” gang failures over the years, disclosed an only marginally less embarrassing figure of one in 28 offences linked to Child Sexual Exploitation resulting in a charge.
Across all 34 police forces which responded to the Freedom of Information requests, the average number of crimes flagged as having CSE links which “resulted in a charge or summons” was a mere one in 14.