More Than 4,5 Thousand Women Were Victims of Rape in Rio in 2018

Victims were in 70 percent of the cases under 17 years old, reveals Dossiê Mulher.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last year, 4.543 cases of rape of women were registered in the state of Rio de Janeiro. In 70 percent of the cases, victims were under 17 years old.

In 44 percent of the records, attackers were someone the victims knew, such as partners, former partners, parents, stepfathers, relatives, and acquaintances.

The data appears in the 2019 Dossiê Mulher, prepared by the Institute of Public Security (ISP) of Rio de Janeiro. According to the file, 12 women are victims of this type of crime every 24 hours.

The ISP analyzed . . .

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