There were 184 online dating-related rape allegations in the UK in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, according the NCA's report.
The victims in 85% of these offences were female and 15% were male.
A full 85% of victims are women, while 25% of the male victims were between the ages of just 15 and 19.
This is aided by potential victims not thinking of them as strangers, but someone they have got to know," the report states.LONDON — The number of rape allegations in the UK linked to online dating websites has risen sixfold over the past five years, according to new figures released by the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA).In a new report about the emerging threat of serious Internet dating-related sexual assaults, the NCA revealed that the number of people who report being raped on a first date with someone they met online has increased by more than 450% in five years.A recent HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report found that 26% of reported sexual assaults go unrecorded by police.A 2012 survey found that 80% of women do not report rape or sexual assault because they don't believe that the attacker would be brought to justice.
"A rape victim is never at fault and we do not want the circumstances in which these assaults take place to cause any victim to doubt that.