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Child rape attacks up 37% police data shows

The total number of adult and child rapes has increased over the last five years, data released by police has shown. Recorded adult attacks rose 38% from 9,383 in 2009/10, while child rape was up 37% from 5,674.

These figures are extremely disturbing and a shocking indictment of the widening justice gap created by this Government.

Over the last four years, there has been a dire trend in recorded incidents of rape going up, but prosecutions and convictions going down. This report is the latest evidence of this appalling state of affairs.

Rape and the sexual abuse of a child - are some of the most abhorrent and heinous crimes. And victims deserve justice.

– Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said: "T

HMIC pubished the data on behalf of the Rape Monitoring Group (RMG), which has provided a regional breakdown of rape statistics for all forces excluding the City of London Police.

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