Despite an overall crime fall in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the wider 'violence against the person' measure (offences where there is no physical injury) saw an increase of over 5%.
Sexual offences have risen by 2.6%.
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A light breeze winds across the region, with clouds and rainy spells. There may be mist or fog in places.
Tonight will see light winds across the region, accompanied by cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain and mist and fog spreading north overnight.
Campaigners fighting the abuse chose Bristol bus station to try to educate the public on a growing problem.