Rape and sexual assault on the rise

LAST UPDATED: 26 Jul, 2013 @ 09:33
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Rape and sexual assault on the rise

THERE has been a massive 60% increase in rapes and sexual assaults in the popular tourist destinations of Spain, Turkey and Greece over the last year.

Spain had the highest number of reported sex attacks, with almost half of them in the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza and Majorca, according to the British Behaviour Abroad Report 2013.

“I am deeply concerned to see an increase in the number of reported rape and sexual assault cases involving British people,” said Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister Mark Simmonds.

Holidaymakers have at least been keeping their drug taking in check, with drug offences dropping from 143, in 2012, to 101 in 2012.

General arrests have also fallen by 80%, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) claiming the decreases are in part due to local initiatives involving consular staff, police and hospital authorities.

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