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NUMBER OF RAPE CASES UP

The number of rape cases in the first six months of last year went up compared to the same period in 2013.

The police attribute this increase to a rise in the number of statutory rape cases involving girls below 14 years old who had consensual sex.

91 Number of reported rape cases (including statutory rape) from January to June 2014, up from 61 in the same period in 2013

40 Number of statutory rape cases from January to June 2014, up from 23 in the same period in 2013

51 Number of non-statutory rape cases from January to June 2014, up from 38 in the same period in 2013

Information from the Singapore Police Force