National Crime Agency reports increase in recorded rapes related to online dating 

The Serious Crime Analysis Section (SCAS) of the National Crime Agency (NCA), which supports police investigations into serious sexual assaults committed by strangers, has today (Sunday 7th February 2016) reported a six-fold increase in reports of online dating related rapes over a 5-year period.   

The number of reports rose from 33 in 2009 to 184 in 2014, which is double the number of rapes reviewed by SCAS involving bogus taxis.  85% of the victims of these crimes are women.