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This emerging threat appears to be down to the increasing popularity of online dating combined with the behaviours and expectations adopted by an online environment.ACC Mark Cooper, Chief Officer Lead for Crime, Justice and Vulnerability at Wiltshire Police, said: “The rising popularity of online dating apps and websites has, unsurprisingly, contributed to an increase in the number of recorded crimes.“No matter what the circumstances, sexual activities against your will is a crime, and my strongly-held view remains that it’s not ok to blame the victim whether a man or woman.” Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault can contact police on 999 or 101.Alternatively, contact the independent Swindon Sexual Assault Referral Centre, confidentially, on 01793 781916.If this happens then you should contact the dating app provider immediately with your concerns and always report to the police if any criminal activity takes place.If it has not happened recently, we would still like to speak to you – please call 101”.It follows reports that, nationally, the number of people claiming to have been raped by someone they met online has soared in the last 10 years. 33 people reported having been assaulted by someone they met online, compared to 184 in 2014.
WILTSHIRE singletons looking for love have been warned by police of the dangers of online dating apps.“Individuals should stop all communication with anyone who attempts to pressure them into something they do not wish to do."If this happens then you should contact the dating app provider immediately with your concerns and always report to the police if any criminal activity takes place.“If you are a victim of rape or sexual assault and it has occurred recently, you should call 999 so it can be dealt with urgently and effectively as possible.
If it has not happened recently, we would still like to speak to you – please call 101.” Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, said: “We now live in a world where people interact and meet each other online, but this has its dangers.
“Even if you feel you have become closer to someone via email, text messaging or phone calls, you should still remember that this person is largely a stranger to you.