Peru: sexual offenses third leading cause of imprisonment

Posted on August 28, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Peru

Rape, sexual abuse and similar figures that constitute as sexual offenses are the third leading cause of prison in the country and comprise 20% of inmates in a final judgment, according to the head of the National Penitentiary Institute (INPE), José Luis Guadalupe Perez .

Also explained that 35% of prisoners were sentenced to actual conviction for crimes against property, while 25% are people who committed crimes of drug trafficking or drug trafficking. Fourth is the homicide or murder with 6.7% of sentences. In total there are approximately 60,000 inmates. Read Article

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