West London has one of the highest rates of peeping Toms and flashers in England and Wales, new government stats have shown.
Home Office figures have revealed a big increase in the number of people exposing themselves or spying on others in Westminster in a 12-month period up to and including September 2016.
Latest numbers show 85 cases, up from 53 in the previous year, which translates to roughly one display of this kind of perverted behaviour for every 2,850 people who live in the borough - one of the highest in the two countries.
Flashers and peeping Toms in west London
Exposure is when someone exposes their genitals with the intention that someone will see them, in order to cause alarm or distress, while voyeurism involves someone observing or recording a person doing a private act without their consent.
Rates of flashers and peeping Toms in west London
Across England and Wales there were 8,347 cases of exposure in public or people getting off on secretly observing people - one instance for every 6,935 people living here.
The maximum sentence for both crimes is two years in prison.
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