Crime and internet dating
"We know that only about 16% of all stranger rape cases and sexual assaults in general are reported to the police so we know that we are only dealing with the tip of the iceberg of the problem so that's why we're keeping a good eye on it," NCA's head of national investigative capabilities, Sean Sutton, said.
The broadcaster noted that around seven million UK residents are currently registered on dating sites.
I really like your profile and I like what I have gotten to know about you so far.
I would love to get to know you as you sound like a very interesting person plus you are beautiful. In fact it would be my pleasure if you wrote me at my email as I hardly come on here often. Some of the other men she'd met on Match had also quickly offered personal email addresses, so Amy didn't sense anything unusual when she wrote back to the Yahoo address from her own account.
A total of 2,054 offenses related to online dating have been registered by police over the past five years, the broadcaster noted.
The United Kingdom's National Crime Agency (NCA) which has been monitoring crimes related to online dating, told the broadcaster that over the past five years, the number of reported rapes in the country has risen sixfold.Also, the number of sexual crimes in the United Kingdom rose from 14 to 106 over the same period, according to the same reports, adding that the number of violent attacks surged from 29 to 240.The broadcaster also found that surging violence connected to online dating involved the use of two major applications in this area, Tinder and Grindr.The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you.