Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases

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Annual figures indicate ‘dramatic collapse’ in confidence in criminal justice system, says Labour

Almost 1.5 million victims of crime in England and Wales have decided not to pursue their cases, feeding concern that public confidence in the criminal justice system has collapsed.

Home Office figures unearthed by Labour show there were 1,411,650 victims who did not support continuing action after they had reported a crime in the year to March 2022.

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