Incidents of rape and sexual assault in London’s clubs and bars are being reported far more frequently than previous years, according to Metropolitan Police data obtained by Broadly.

Between April 1 2011 and March 31 2016 there was a 136% increase in reports of rape in England’s capital.

Reports of other sexual offences, including sexual assault, increased by 119% over the same period – while arrests for alleged sexual offences have increased by 66% over the past five years, the Freedom of Information request showed.

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