More sex crimes than ever are reported to police. But despite investigators’ efforts, the cases still aren’t getting to court.

The day Helen was raped it was cold. She remembers exactly what she was wearing when her ex-boyfriend knocked at the door, wanting to come in. It was the same thing she always wore while studying at home in winter - a hooded sweatshirt, trackpants, socks.

"Why are you here," she asked. They'd broken up about a week earlier, after a short relationship. He'd been mean and controlling. She had two young children. She decided it was never going to work.

Unfortunately, her ex didn't see it the same way. He'd been texting her incessantly since the break-up, and now


"The detective said he believed me"

A long process of generational change

The evidential threshold: A hurdle too high

"I'm not going to defend the status quo"