Reports of rape in London bars and clubs have risen by 136 per cent

Reports of other sexual offences have also increased by 119 per cent

Rapes reported in London’s bars, clubs and pubs have increased by 136 per cent.

Sexual assault in the city’s venues has more than doubled in the last five years according to data from the Metropolitan Police.

As Broadly reports, between April 1 2011 and March 31 2016 reports of rape in bars, pubs, bistros and licensed clubs across the capital increased by 136 per cent. During the same timeframe, reports of other sexual offences including sexual assault rose by 119 per cent.

The figures from the Met also show an increase in arrests related to these reports of sexual offences. That number rose by 66 per cent in the period laid out above. Arrests related to the reports of rape rose by 90 per cent.

However, only 32 per cent of those arrested on suspicion of rape had criminal charges brought against them in 2015 and 2016. There were no figures available for the amount of guilty verdicts handed out in these cases, but, as Broadly point out, the current rape conviction rate is around 5.7 per cent.

Met Police figures also showed 358 reports of sexual offences at licensed drinking premises over a year period between 2015 and 2016, which is a 121 per cent increase from the same period between 2011 and 2012. During that same period in 2015/16, 52 reports of rape were made, which is more than double the number between 2011 and 2012.