Majority of Sexually Abused Children in Brazil are Under Six Years Old

When comparing the years 2011 and 2017, there was an overall increase of 83.0 percent in reports of sexual violence and an increase of 64.6 percent and 83.2 percent, respectively, for reports of sexual violence against children and adolescents.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between 2011 and 2017, 184,524 cases of sexual violence were reported in Brazil, 58,037 (31.5 percent) against children and 83,068 (45.0 percent) against adolescents, accounting for 76.5 percent of cases reported in these two age groups.

The data refers to an Epidemiological Bulletin released by the Ministry of Health. This edition has analyzed sexual violence against children and adolescents in Brazil in the period from 2011 to 2017.

This dismaying data becomes all the more alarming when we look at the profile of the victims . . .

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