Fewer than one in six women sexually assaulted report it to police

Fewer than one in six women sexually assaulted by rape or penetration reported it to the police, new figures have revealed.

Four in ten of them were too embarrassed to formally report the offence, while 38 per cent did not think the police could help and a third feared that the experience would be humiliating.

The annual crime survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that 1.6 million adults had experienced sexual assault by rape or penetration, including attempts, since the age of 16.

The survey of adults in England and Wales suggests that one in 40 women aged between 16 and 24 are raped or assaulted by penetration, including attempts, every year.

In the 12 months to March last year, 0.8 per

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