Just one in SIX women report sex assaults: Shocking toll shows majority of attacks go unpunished

because victims fear they won’t be believed or helped Figures show more than one in 20 women have been raped since they were 16   More than 700,000 adults were victims of sexual assault in year to March 2020 The disclosures come amid a national conversation around women’s safety.

Fewer than one in six women who are raped or sexually assaulted report it to police, figures show.

This is because they are embarrassed, fear they won’t be believed or are sceptical officers will help.

More than one in 20 women have been raped since they were 16, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Almost half of those attacked were victims of their partner or ex-partner, while women were almost twice as likely to be attacked in their own home.

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By / Published On: March 19th, 2021 / Tags: , , / Categories: Crime, News /

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