It is estimated that less than 10% of the rapes are reported to the police
Brazil registered an average of 164 cases of rapes per day last year. There were more than 60,000 cases in 2017, according to data from the Brazilian Forum of Public Security released this Thursday (9). As the underreporting rate for this type of crime is high (it is estimated that only between 7.5% and 10% are reported to the police), the total number of such cases may exceed 500 thousand per year.
The total number of crimes recorded represents a rate of 28.9 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants, an increase from 26.7 cases recorded in the previous year.
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