ALMOST ONE UPSKIRT ALLEGATION MADE TO POLICE EVERY DAY SINCE NEW LAW, DATA SHOWS

ALMOST ONE UPSKIRT ALLEGATION MADE TO POLICE EVERY DAY SINCE NEW LAW, DATA SHOWS

Figures have been released for Police forces across England and Wales

 

Schoolchildren were among alleged victims who contacted police in England and Wales in the six months since the creation of the new upskirting law, an investigation has found.

The first figures on the impact of the Voyeurism (Offences) Act, obtained by the PA news agency, show that almost one victim a day has contacted police since its introduction in April 2019.

Gina Martin, who led the campaign against upskirting, praised the impact of the law on bringing perpetrators to justice.

Data obtained under Freedom of Information laws from 35 police forces found there had been 153 incidents reported to them in the 182 days since the law was created.

This was up from 94 incidents among 25 constabularies with available data during 2018, the year before the ban was introduced, and up from 78 reports over the two-year period from April 2015 to April 2017.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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