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As other crimes fall, highest ever number of rapes reported to police – Local help available

The number of rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales is at its highest ever level, official figures have shown.

There were 22,116 recorded rapes in the year to June, a rise of 29% on the year before, police figures released by the Office for National Statistics show.

Crime Minister Norman Baker said ‘Victims are “more willing” to report rape’

If you have been a victim of rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation, trafficking or rape within a relationship/marriage then you can contact The Blue Sky Centre (SARC – Sexual Assault Referral Centre) for help and support.

The Blue Sky Centre is located on site at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton and supports women, men, young people and children of all ages. The service is free, completely confidential and supports anyone who has experience sexual violence whether it be a recent event or historic.

For more information on The Blue Sky Centre and how they can help you visit: or call 02476 865 505.Blue Sky Centre Logo

About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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