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

Elaine Stenson
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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.

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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.