Reports of child rape in Cumbria found to be among highest in country
Statistics released by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary show there were 126 recorded rape offences against under-16s in Cumbria in 2015/16, up from 84 the previous year and the third consecutive annual increase.
READ MORE: Sex offences against children have more than tripled in four years
The figure places the locality as the fourth highest proportionally in England and Wales for incidents per 100,000 population.
Hundreds of reports
In many cases, while recorded in 2015/16, the allegations of rape relate historically, with Operation Yewtree, the investigation set up to look into... read more
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