Brazil: Over 180 rapes per day, the highest rate since 2009

More than half the victims are less than 14 years old, and three quarters know the rapist.

Over 66,000 cases of sexual violence were reported in 2018, corresponding to more than 180 rapes per day. 54% of the victims were less than 14 years old.

This is the highest rate since 2009, when there was a change in the definition of rape in the Brazilian Penal Code. The data is included in the 13th Public Security Yearbook, which was prepared by the Brazilian Public Security Forum and released on Tuesday (Sep 10).

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