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London crime: The boroughs where the most rapes and sex attacks were reported in last 12 months

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More than 18,000 sexual offences have been recorded by police over the last yr, figures present.

From February 2020 via to January 2021, 18,425 offences were recorded by Metropolitan Police. That contains 7,267 rape offences in the last 12 months.

Met Police offers an interactive map that offers crime figures for each space of the metropolis, together with knowledge round sexual offences, with the exception of City of London.

To present a extra correct image, MyLondon has mixed Met Police knowledge with inhabitants estimates from the Office for National Statistics to offer a calculation of the variety of sexual offences recorded per 1,000 residents of a borough.

Across the metropolis as an entire, the crime fee was 2.05. That is equal to a sexual offence for one in each 500 individuals.

The borough with the highest crime fee throughout the yr was Westminster, where 874 sexual offences were recorded over the interval. That was the highest complete per 1,000 residents at 3.46.

The lowest determine, in the meantime, got here in Richmond, where 255 sexual offences were recorded by police in the last yr. That is a criminal offense fee of simply 1.27 offences per 1,000 individuals, the figures present.

Improvements to recording processes by police are mentioned to be the cause behind the rises in recorded crime over the last 5 years.

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Metropolitan Police assertion

A police spokesperson mentioned: “Reports of rape and sexual offences have steadily elevated in current years. We’ve labored arduous to fulfill this demand while offering the absolute best help to victims who bravely come ahead and report back to us.

“We noticed an total discount in each rape and sexual offences in 2020, however this displays a pattern throughout most crime sorts on account of the Coronavirus restrictions.

“This doesn’t imply we’ve turn into complacent. We’re working arduous to make sure a part of this discount isn’t really a case of victims not coming ahead -offences of this nature are traditionally under-reported. We need to reassure anybody who wants our assist that we’re completely right here for you.

“Sexual offence investigations are a few of the most complicated police cope with. We know there may be extra to do to extend the variety of circumstances introduced earlier than the courts and enhance the course of for sufferer survivors.”

“Investigations usually last lengthy durations of time and we all know the devastating influence this may have on victims. We’re working arduous with companions to considerably cut back the size of time between reporting an offence and an end result.”

A full breakdown of the figures for each London borough, in order of crime fee, might be discovered under.

Westminster – 874

Rape – 322

Other sexual offences – 552

Crime fee – 3.46

Lambeth – 986

Rape – 409

Other sexual offences – 577

Crime fee – 2.95

Barking and Dagenham – 568

Rape –225

Other sexual offences – 343

Crime fee –2.65

Haringey – 739

Rape – 310

Other sexual offences – 429

Crime fee –2.59

Croydon – 992

Rape – 447

Other sexual offences – 545

Crime fee – 2.54

Hackney – 683

Rape – 257

Other sexual offences – 436

Crime fee –2.43

Tower Hamlets – 753

Rape – 347

Other sexual offences – 406

Crime fee –2.38

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Southwark – 748

Rape – 301

Other sexual offences – 447

Crime fee –2.33

Hammersmith and Fulham – 425

Rape – 156

Other sexual offences – 269

Crime fee –2.32

Kingston upon Thames – 415

Rape – 175

Other sexual offences – 240

Crime fee – 2.3

Newham – 806

Rape – 373

Other sexual offences – 433

Crime fee –2.29

Greenwich – 650

Rape – 264

Other sexual offences – 386

Crime fee – 2.27

Kensington and Chelsea – 359

Rape – 152

Other sexual offences – 207

Crime fee – 2.26

Lewisham – 696

Rape – 253

Other sexual offences – 443

Crime fee – 2.24

Camden – 564

Rape – 205

Other sexual offences – 359

Crime fee –2.23

Ealing – 716

Rape – 279

Other sexual offences – 437

Crime fee –2.04

Enfield – 666

Rape – 257

Other sexual offences – 409

Crime fee –1.96

Islington – 458

Rape – 201

Other sexual offences – 257

Crime fee –1.93

Wandsworth – 617

Rape – 218

Other sexual offences – 399

Crime fee – 1.91

Havering – 487

Rape – 122

Other sexual offences –3656

Crime fee – 1.88

Hounslow – 504

Rape – 183

Other sexual offences – 321

Crime fee – 1.81

Brent – 581

Rape – 232

Other sexual offences – 349

Crime fee –1.73

Waltham Forest – 502

Rape – 190

Other sexual offences – 295

Crime fee –1.71

Redbridge – 502

Rape – 202

Other sexual offences – 300

Crime fee – 1.63

(*12*) – 494

Rape – 199

Other sexual offences – 295

Crime fee –1.59

Merton – 326

Rape – 104

Other sexual offences – 222

Crime fee – 1.55

Harrow – 385

Rape – 187

Other sexual offences – 198

Crime fee – 1.51

Sutton – 310

Rape – 125

Other sexual offences – 185

Crime fee – 1.5

Bromley – 493

Rape – 157

Other sexual offences – 336

Crime fee – 1.47

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Bexley – 222

Rape – 131

Other sexual offences – 448

Crime fee – 1.42

Barnet – 522

Rape – 197

Other sexual offences – 325

Crime fee – 1.32

Richmond upon Thames – 255

Rape – 91

Other sexual offences – 164

Crime fee – 1.27