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Table 3: Sanction detection rates for offences of rape of a female , 2002-03 to 2007-08
Percentage
Police force 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

‘Rural’ forces( 1)

Cambridgeshire

19

11

21

21

15

17

Cumbria

54

28

29

37

43

24

Devon and Cornwall

26

17

22

14

19

17

Durham

n/a

n/a

51

22

45

44

Dyfed-Powys

43

25

30

15

28

21

Gloucestershire

29

27

26

19

19

31

Lincolnshire

32

21

24

20

22

18

Norfolk

18

19

17

21

22

21

North Wales

20

23

24

20

14

15

North Yorkshire

36

37

32

25

38

24

Suffolk

29

27

17

23

18

17

West Mercia

30

33

27

26

17

22

Wiltshire

23

24

25

31

18

21

‘Non-rural’ forces

Avon and Somerset

22

21

17

22

20

24

Bedfordshire

30

20

23

21

15

18

British Transport Police

55

48

18

35

31

21

Cheshire

31

26

26

25

27

28

Cleveland

41

29

20

37

33

26

Derbyshire

33

31

26

29

19

29

Dorset

21

17

15

16

29

17

Essex

21

24

21

23

22

19

Greater Manchester

32

27

28

28

31

36

Gwent

62

57

35

37

31

18

Hampshire

35

28

23

19

19

18

Hertfordshire

31

39

28

34

26

20

Humberside

19

19

20

22

25

22

Kent

37

28

20

19

23

25

Lancashire

50

32

35

35

34

28

Leicestershire

22

26

22

16

20

12

London, City of

67

0

0

0

0

0

Merseyside

37

26

22

18

22

18

Metropolitan Police

26

26

25

31

33

33

Northamptonshire

39

27

28

26

23

20

Northumbria

31

27

24

26

29

29

Nottinghamshire

33

25

32

25

30

23

South Wales

61

51

57

30

29

40

South Yorkshire

38

36

29

22

27

30

Staffordshire

30

28

27

22

23

23

Surrey

24

33

21

30

27

24

Sussex

22

21

14

18

13

19

Thames Valley

25

17

22

21

19

18

Warwickshire

24

15

24

19

16

19

West Midlands

42

31

25

30

24

24

West Yorkshire

30

28

24

21

17

24

n/a = not available
(1) The defining of rural police force areas within England and Wales has been taken in accordance with the ACORN (“A Classification Of Residential Neighbourhoods”) guidance as published in the Statistical Bulletin 01/02 “Rural Crime England and Wales”. The data cover 13 forces which ACORN defines as either ‘Most Rural’ (Dyfed-Powys, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and North Wales) or ‘Less Rural’ (Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall, Durham, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk, West Mercia and Wiltshire).

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