Almost 14,000 People Contacted The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Last Year

Elaine Stenson

Almost 14,000 victims contacted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre last year.

Of those who suffered childhood sexual abuse, 14% said the perpetrator was their parent.

This afternoon, Health Minister Simon Harris will launch the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s 2018 annual report.


The organisation runs the National 24-Hour Freephone Helpline, and last year it received nearly 13,400 calls – up 4% on the previous year.

Face-to-face therapy appointments were up 7% with appointments given to 582 victims.

About three out of every four people who contacted the centre last year were female.

About 20% said they were raped or sexually assaulted by their partner.