1 Nov 2019

Minority of sexual violence cases reported to police - study

From Checkpoint, 5:18 pm on 1 November 2019

Less than a third of sexual violence cases reported to the police make it to court - according to a new report released by the Ministry of Justice.

The figures - based on tens of thousands of cases over a four year period - also showed just a tenth ended with a conviction - and even fewer resulted in prison.

The government and advocacy groups say while progress is being made to improve the culpability of sexual violence offenders, a lot more work needs to be done.

RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver has the story.