The number of reported rapes is at its highest level yet

The number of reported rapes in England and Wales it now at its highest ever level, according to official figures.

In the 12 months to June 2014 the Office for National Statistics recorded 22,116 incidents of rape - an increase of 29 per cent year on year.

Note, this data in the below chart shows slightly different figures to the ones noted above - the measures are between April-April every year, so they show figures between April 2013-14.

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