SOBERING FIGURES: Females aged 12 to 17 were more than 39 percent of victims in the first 10 months of the year, and most suspects were male, statistics showed
Date: Dec 02, 2019
By: Huang Hsin-po, Chiu Chun-fu and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Nearly 40 percent of victims of offenses against sexual autonomy in the first 10 months of the year were females under the age of 18, according to statistics released on Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior.
From January to October, 39.22 percent of victims of offenses against sexual autonomy — including rape, sexual intercourse with a child and sexual obscenity — were females aged 12 to 17, the statistics showed.
In that same period, 91.94 percent of victims were female and 97.77 percent of suspects were male, and 21.61 percent of suspects were males aged 18 to 23, the data showed
The number of reported offenses against sexual autonomy has been falling over the past five years, the ministry said. [FULL STORY]