Savile effect: rise in recorded sex crimes

West Yorkshire police have recorded one of the biggest increases in recorded sex abuse claims across the uk since ITV aired its Jimmy Savile exposure documentary.

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Police record rise in sex crimes after Savile revelations

Jimmy Savile Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The number of historic sexual offences recorded by police forces across the country has risen by more than 9 per cent following the Jimmy Savile scandal, according to new research.

West Yorkshire police saw one of the biggest increases with a 66 per cent rise in recorded sexual offences in the six months to April 2012 compared with the same period a year later , six months after ITV's Savile documentary aired.

The figures were obtained by BBC Radio 5 live following a Freedom of Information request.


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