While the number of rapes reported to police citywide has dropped since 2003, sexual assaults reported in the Allston-Brighton area have more than doubled this year compared with 2005. Police attribute the spike primarily to an increase in the number of date rapes of female students. Through Dec. 22, there were 33 reported rapes in the community, police statistics show. The 33 reported rapes in Allston-Brighton is a four-year high. There were 20 reported in 2003, followed by 22 in 2004 and 13 in 2005, police statistics show.
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