Savile coverage has led to 100% increase in rape reporting

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.

Coverage of Jimmy Savile abuse has led to increase reporting of child abuse and rape
Coverage of Jimmy Savile abuse has led to increased reporting of child abuse and rape Credit: Press Association

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199 Savile 'abuse victims'

Police investigating claims of sexual assault by Jimmy Savile say they have recorded 199 alleged crimes against the dead presenter, 31 of which are rape claims. 589 people have come forward with information, 450 of which were Savile-related.