National Crime Agency NCA figures show people made allegations they were raped by someone they met online in — up from 33 in Rape tends to be under-reported and those attacked by people they meet online may be less likely to come forward, meaning the actual number of attacks could be 10 times higher, the NCA warned. Our message is the police will take them seriously and deal with them sympathetically. More than nine million Britons have signed up to dating websites and the NCA is advising users to be more careful. George Kidd, chief executive of the Online Dating Association, which is supporting the campaign, said: "Sexual assault or abuse is never acceptable. Even one incident of harm is one too many.
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Rape is a global problem. Because many women who experience sexual violence seldom report or come forward about their incidences, exact rape numbers are challenging to report. While many countries have laws against the act of sexual assault and violence, many of them are insufficient, inconsistent, and not systematically enforced. While people mostly hear about rape and sexual assault against women, men around the world also experience sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape every day. Women ages are four times more likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault, and female college students ages are three times more likely to experience sexual assault.
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Yeah, you get the picture. But it seems like there's an altogether more serious 'con' of these dating apps, and it's to do with sexual assault. The point is, we need to find a way to ensure that dating apps truly are safe. Sean and his team have so far hypothesised that it could be to do with the fact that people seem to feel safe online, and that because everyone is 'there for the same reason' to find a partner of some sort , interactions can quickly take on a sexual dynamic. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that the statistics are heading in the wrong direction.
The number of people reporting being raped on their first date with someone they met on a dating app has risen six-fold in five years, figures show. The agency said it was concerned the number may be under-reported, and it encouraged victims to come forward. The overall number of rapes recorded in England and Wales similarly rose between and , but far less sharply, figures for the Office for National Statistics suggest. Sean Sutton of the NCA's Serious Crime Analysis Section said further work was needed to understand the increase, but the team was considering whether this could include:.