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Ten week since the launch of the Metropolitan Police's investigation into claims of sexual assault by the late Jimmy Savile, 199 crimes in which he is a suspect have been recorded.
In total, there have been 31 allegations of rape.
ITV News' UK Editor Lucy Manning reports
Scotland Yard has confirmed the Jimmy Savile coverage has led to an increase in reporting of child abuse and rape.
The Metropolitan Police's rape investigation command, Sapphire, has seen an 100% increase in reported cases.
Peter Spindler, Head of Specialist Crime Operations at the Metropolitan Police, said today that 450 people had come forward with accusations of offences relating to Jimmy Savile.
"Of that 450, we have recorded 199 allegations of crime against him, and 31 of those specifically relate to allegations of rape by Savile," he said.
He added that of the total number of people who came forward, 82% were women and 80% were children when the offences are alleged to have taken place.
"Savile's offending peaked in the 70s," he said.
There have been 31 allegations of rape recorded against Savile in seven force areas, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
To date, since the launch of Operation Yewtree, 199 crimes have been reported in 17 force areas in which Savile is a suspect.
The Metropolitan Police has given an update on the status of its investigation into the Jimmy Savile abuse claims.
To date, a total of 589 people have come forward with information and 450 of these relate to Savile, mainly alleging sexual abuse.
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Police investigating claims of sexual assault by the late Jimmy Savile have recorded 199 alleged crimes, 31 of which are rape claims.