In February we learned that London had witnessed a 20% increase in rapes between January 2017 and January 2018. The Evening Standard reported the following on 23rd February 2018:
Asked at a London Assembly hearing if he had any idea what was behind the rise, Sir Craig said: “No, is the honest answer. It’s not as simple as saying this is increased confidence. Of course, that plays a part but there is something going on with sexual offending in London that we don’t fully understand, the causes of it. We see the end of it, [but] we don’t understand the causes.”
Ms Linden agreed that the rise could not only be explained by a greater willingness to report crimes.
Has the MOPAC report which has just been released helped you understand the causes?