Increase in reported rapes

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Increase in reported rapes

The number of recorded rapes in Northamptonshire, Peterborough & Cambridgeshire has doubled in the past five years.

In Northants official figures show police received reports of 371 adult and 173 child rapes in the last 12 months meanwhile in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire 338 adult and 145 child rapes were reported in the last year.

The study – by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary – says high-profile cases, such as Operation Yewtree, has encouraged more people to come forward.


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