Recognising Men as victims too
Some of our London readers may have noticed an advertisement campaign during March and April this year with the controversial slogan “Real men get raped – and talking about it takes real strength”. This campaign was launched by Survivor UK after the Metropolitan Police revealed the shocking statistics that every hour in London, a man is a victim of sexual crime. It is also estimated that only about 11% of male victims actually report the crimes. To put this into perspective, in 2009/2010, a total of 945 sexual assaults against men were reported, but the true figure is expected to be close to 10,000! And that is in London alone, so the amount of crime going unreported in the UK is immense!