The majority were women, but a number of men and children also received support.
During the past year, 41 forensic examinations have been carried out by the SARC, which has also dealt with 52 non-forensic cases.
In total, 59 of the cases had been referred to the centre by the police, while 34 victims self-referred. Of the people seen by the centre, 89 were female and four were male. Four children were among them and underwent forensic examinations.
Laura Osmand, SARC co-ordinator, said: ‘Being able to provide a co-ordinated response over the last year for those who have experienced sexual assault has been invaluable.
‘Whether these assaults happened recently or in the past, the SARC ensures that victims get the care that they need and know that they are not alone and I’m pleased that they have so far been able to, and will continue to, benefit from the support and advocacy on offer.’
The centre, which provides 24-hour support for both children and adults, currently employs five crisis workers, works with four police force medical examiners and has access to the expertise of two independent domestic and sexual violence advisers.
Its specially trained staff can help victims make informed decisions following a sexual assault and the centre itself is designed as a safe and private space for interviews and forensic examinations. Medical samples are stored by the SARC for two years for those who self-refer.
Today crisis workers from Dewberry House – the location on Route du Fort where the SARC is based – were due to speak to members of the public in town about the centre’s first year and raise awareness of the support it offers. An event for professionals focused on the work of the centre was also held earlier this week.