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Fears over drop in sexual assault trial numbers

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
March 28 2021 - 5:30pm
Victims' advocates have expressed fears over a drop in the number of sexual assault trials, despite rising complaints. Picture: Shutterstock

Sexual assault trials and conviction rates in the ACT have plummeted over the past five years, despite an increase in reports to victim services and police.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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