There has been a 25% increase in reported sexual offences, excluding rape, in Cumbria over the last year, according to a new report released by the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner's office.
A total of 718 sexual crimes were reported to police between April 2016 and March 2017.
The overall figures show a 2% decrease in reported crimes compared to the previous 12 months.
The number of reported violence against the person and domestic violence crimes have fallen by 1.4%, meaning 102 less crimes than the previous year. Reported domestic abuse crimes have also decreased by 1%.