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Reports of rape in or around London venues has increased by more than 100 per cent since 2011

Stats have been obtained from the Metropolitan Police

  • Dave Turner
  • 21 July 2016

New figures have shown that reports of rapes in London clubs, bars and pubs have increased by 136 per cent in the last five years.

The statistic, obtained by Broadly from the Metropolitan Police, is more than double than the figure of reported offences in April, 2011.

119 cases of other sexual assaults were also reported to the police from April 2011 to March 2016, with a 66 per cent increase of arrests relating to these. It's also stated that arrests directly related to rape increased by 90 per cent, but only 32 per cent of those taken in by police were charged in the last year.

Detective Superintendent Steve Chandler, of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation, and Child Abuse Command of the Met Police, said: "We welcome the increase in the number of rape allegations made to police throughout London as we believe it reflects a greater confidence amongst victims that they will be listened to.

"All reports of rape are thoroughly investigated and each victim has their case deal with by a specially trained officer."

Last year we wrote a piece on sexual harassment in nightclubs. Read it here.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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