SEXUAL offences in the borough continue to be at their highest point since a national standard for logging crimes was rolled out 14 years ago.

New crime figures released yesterday (June 20) by the Office for National Statistics have shown a steady rise in sexual offences in the borough since 2003.

The last quarterly figure for March, 2017, was 537, when at the same point last year, there were 479 sexual offences recorded, revealing a 12 per cent increase.

More shockingly, at the same point in 2008, there were 213 sexual offences recorded.

This reveals a 152 per cent rise in sexual offences recorded over the last nine years.

The Metropolitan Police has been contacted for a comment.

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