Rise in rape claims linked to online dating
7 February 2016
From the section UK
More than nine million people in the UK have signed up to dating websites
The number of people reporting being raped by someone they met on a dating app or website has risen six-fold in five years, official figures show.
There were 184 rape allegations in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.
It said 85% of the rape victims were women and of these, 42% were aged 20 to 29 and 24% were between 40 and 49.
The agency said it …read more
Source:: BBC UK