More rapes this year so far

The police said there were 91 rapes in the first half of this year compared to 61 cases in the same period last year.

The increase was due to a spike in statutory rape cases, in which girls younger under 14 had consensual sex with older men.

The police said that schools and parents have important roles to play in educating the young against underage sex.

Families are encouraged to observe any changes in the activities of their loved ones and to get to know the friends they hang out with.