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Sexual violence continued to increase in early 2021, according to Interior


This violence increased by 15% in June compared to June 2020, after an initial increase of 9% in May.

Statistics influenced by the health crisis.

The sexual violence recorded by the police and the gendarmerie continued to increase during the first half of 2021, reaching in June a level much higher than that before the first confinement, according to the conjuncture note of the statistical service of the Ministry of Interior (SSMSI).

This violence increased by 15% in June after an increase of 9% in May, compared to the same months in 2020. From April to June, this violence increased by 5% compared to the first quarter of 2021, underlines service statistics of the ministry in its note for the month of June.

He notes that "in a context of free speech and improved reception of victims by the police and gendarmerie, the number of sexual violence has increased since the end of 2017".

He adds that this upward trend "was marked in the period preceding the health crisis".

Violence marked in June

In June, he noted that the number of recorded sexual violence was "much higher than the level before confinement".

The statistics service draws attention to the fact that the month of June, "in the exceptional context of the health crisis", was marked on June 9 by a reduction in the curfew and then by its lifting on June 20.

Stressing that "the delinquency indicators have shown very atypical developments since March 2020", the SSMSI warns that "the interpretation is proving to be very complex".

"Confinement, he continues, has strongly influenced the conditions for filing a complaint (...) certain forms of delinquency cannot be exercised in the context of confinement or curfew while others are reinforced".

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"With the exception of scams, assault and battery on a person 15 years of age and over, and sexual violence, continues the SSMSI, all indicators remain significantly below their level before the first confinement, while in September 2020 the majority of them had found or even exceeded this level ”.

Source: leparis

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