Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Survivors UK: A Struggle To Survive

The rape and sexual abuse of men and boys is one of the least recognised, discussed or reported crimes in our society. Despite this stigma, more men in London are coming forward to report sexual assaults and taking the courageous step of asking for help:
In 2014, in London, 307 men reported being raped to the Metropolitan Police – an increase of 120% over 2012 figures
In 2014, in London, 518 men reported experiencing a serious sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police – an increase of 80% over 2012 figures
In 2014, in London, 20%+ of all reports of serious sexual crimes were against men
In London, in 2014, it is estimated that there are more than 300,000 adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse
In 2014, in London, The Mayor spent £1,292,666 providing specialist support services for victims of sexual assault in London.
Of that, £32,666 (2.5%) was spent on specialist services supporting men and boys...

In 2015, in London, funding to specialist male sexual violence services has been cut to £0.



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