Victim blaming culture can compound trauma meaning missed opportunities to collect evidence’.
This was the statement given by the home affairs select committee who are calling for urgent improvements in reporting, investigating and prosecuting spiking incidents across the UK.
The article in The Guardian notes a survey where approximately 1,895 victims and 1,413 witnesses were asked about their experience of what happened and what support was provided. Of the respondents 355 said they had been spiked twice, 76 three times, 17 four times and 21 on more than five occasions.
Despite this, MPs have warned there is an inadequate collection of data due to victims being dismissed as having ‘one too many’.
You can read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/apr/26/prevalence-of-drink-and-needle-spiking-unknown-mps-say