Two Percent of Rape Cases Prosecuted in Bolivia

Posted on August 28, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues

According to Montaño, cases culminating in a judgment are not representative. He stressed that the statistics “show that impunity abounds. This impunity is becoming an incentive for offenders to continue “.

The research revealed that 34 percent of reported sexual violence registered in Cercado not pass the police report, the 27 was rejected by prosecutors, 5 percent were dismissed and 2 percent resulted in an abbreviated process.

In Quillacollo, 43 percent remained in a police report and 25 percent of the cases was rejected. In Villa Tunari, 37 percent did not pass on a report and 27 percent were rejected. In Punata, 83 percent of the complaints were filed and 10 percent came to the indictment. Read Article

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