Westmeath Rape Survivor Criticises Number Of Cases Taken By DPP

There's been 215 prosecutions in the last two years.

Only 13% of rapes reported to the Gardaí result in a prosecution. 

According to the Central Statistics Office, 786 rapes were reported to the gardai in 2018. 

The following year, 811 were recorded on the Garda Pulse system. 

New figures, released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal the number of prosecutions for rape taken in those years. 

The Director of Public Prosecutions says there were 108 in 2018, and 107 last year. 

Separate figures show 33 people were prosecuted for murder last year - the same as in 2018. 

Rape survivor Mullingar's Debbie Cole is strongly criticising the number of cases being taken to court:

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