Reports of rape rise in Derbsyhire

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Reports of rape in Derbyshire have risen by 25 per cent and other serious sexual offences increased by six per cent, figures show.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said the figures showed more people hadconfidence in reporting crime. He said: “I am pleased about this statistic - it has long been understood that sadly only a small proportion of sexual offences are reported, so I welcome any increase as I do with increased reporting of crimes such as domestic violence and child abuse.”

He said while the increase may concern some, sexual offences accounted for less than 1.7 per cent of all recorded crime.”