Fifty percent of sexual abuse cases in Quito are committed in victim’s home

Posted on October 18, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Latin America Womens Issues, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues

The perpetrator of a rape is a person known to the victim in 61% of cases, according to the Metropolitan Public Safety Observatory (CSOM). Of that percentage, 21% corresponds to an acquaintance, 9% to a relative, 7% for the stepparent, 5% of the bridegroom, 3% to the parent, and so on., As the 15 th report of the body, corresponding to 2010.Between January and September 2011, the CSOM recorded 235 violations in Quito. Of these, 50% were perpetrated in the home of the victim. Read Article

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