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Recorded sex crimes up 9% after Jimmy Savile scandal

The number of sexual offences recorded by police rose by more than 9% after revelations about Jimmy Savile emerged, figures obtained by the BBC show.

Several forces say they have also seen an increase in the number of historic offence allegations.

The statistics were provided to BBC Radio 5 live following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of the National Association of People Abused in Childhood, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, "The Jimmy Savile scandal - if nothing else - has certainly released people and made them feel able to come forward."

  • 01 Jul 2013
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