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Posted by / 29-Jan-2020 22:45

Cases online dating

However those who have suffered as a result of dating apps have said that the data, obtained by police forces across the UK through Freedom of Information requests, only scratch the surface of the impact these apps can have.

They have also told how they felt let down by the police, and those behind the apps, who did not seem interested in taking action.

Among the most popular apps, Plenty of Fish accounted for 56% of all crimes reported.

The crimes include attempted murder, sexual activity with children, grooming, rape, sexual assault, sending indecent images and blackmail.

Of the police forces in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, 32 responded to our investigation.

Within the data, The Sun Online has come across 1,795 crimes ranging between 20 relating to dating apps.

However when she alerted officers to what had happened, they told her he had not committed any crime.

A Sun Online investigation has probed crime data from police forces across the country, revealing the depth of serious crimes linked to apps such as Tinder, Grindr and - but it's Plenty of Fish which is linked to the most reported crimes.

Chloe Davis was 20 when she began receiving suggestive and explicit texts from men out of the blue.

All of the men claimed they had chatted with her on Plenty of Fish - an app she's never used - after someone set up a fake profile in her name.

The mum-of-one eventually discovered that a profile had been set up on the dating site using all her pictures, contact information and even address.

She told The Sun Online: "It was such a shock, and so disturbing. "It began as some very explicit messages, or they'd just text me to confirm plans or meet ups which I had no idea about.

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