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2022 Busiest Year On Record For Dublin Rape Crisis Centre's Helpline

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The busiest month for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre last year was July.

There was a 31% rise in the number of contacts to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) national helpline last year, according to the organisation's annual report.

Of the 18,400 people that contacted the helpline, 9,285 did so for the first-time. 84% of contacts were female.

About 60% of the contacts were based in Dublin while 40% called from elsewhere in Ireland.

Most of the people who contacted the line were Irish (87%) - and callers cited 64 different countries of origin.

The busiest month for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre last year was July.

The organisation's annual report for 2022 shows 18 to 23 year olds accounted for over a fifth of calls, with 15 per cent coming from men.

More than 93% of DRCC therapy clients were female, with 38% having experienced sexual violence as a child.

Chief Executive Noeline Blackwell says 2022 was a challenging year:

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