Published September 6, 2022

Police in the metropolitan area received four calls on Friday about suspected spike incidents, RÚV reports.

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A blood sample from the victim was sent for analysis. Four cases are currently under investigation.

The police chief, who was on duty Friday, feels the number of police calls is increasing each weekend.

“Of course, four spikes in the same night is serious,” said Steinunn Gyðju-og Guðjónsdóttir, head of Stígamót.

Stígamót is a center that provides free and confidential counseling for victims of sexual abuse.

“But perhaps the positives are that people are making press releases about spiked cases and that blood samples are being sent for testing. It is a big step forward from a time when it was not common to analyze

Previously, only 10% of victims who sought help from Stígamót reported filing a case with the police.

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