Sexual Assault As Prevalent In Cork As Ever

Sexual assault is as prevalent in Cork as it ever was – but not more so

That’s according to Mary Crilly of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork.

She says victims now feel more empowered to report the assault which is driving up the number of assaults reported.

Mary Crilly was reacting to Garda figures that there has been a nearly 50 per cent increase in the number of sexual assaults reported in the city.

Chief Superintendent Con Cadogan told a meeting of the City Council’s Joint Policing Committee that, between the start of January and the end of April, there were 46 reported sexual assaults.

The Echo reports today that the there were 31 reported sexual assaults during the same time period in 2021.

The number of reported rapes jumped by over 40% from 14 during the first 4 months of last year, to 20 during the first four months of this year.

Speaking to RedFM News, Mary Crilly says the Sexual Violence Centre is as needed as ever:


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