Incidents of rape and sexual assault in London’s clubs and bars are being reported far more frequently than previous years, according to Metropolitan Police data obtained by Broadly.
Between April 1 2011 and March 31 2016 there was a 136% increase in reports of rape in England’s capital.
Reports of other sexual offences, including sexual assault, increased by 119% over the same period – while arrests for alleged sexual offences have increased by 66% over the past five years, the Freedom of Information request showed.
But despite arrests for sexual offences increasing, and arrests specifically for allegations of rape increasing by 90%, only 32% of those arrested on suspicion of rape had criminal charges brought against them between 2015 and 2016.
The current conviction rate for rape stands at around 5.7%, Broadly report, while also suggesting that just because reports of rape have increased it doesn’t necessarily mean rape in London is increasing.