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Sexual crimes on the rise, says Malaysian women's group

Published on Sep 9, 2012 6:47 PM
 
A posed photo of a teenage victim of domestic violence/abuse. WCC president Mariam Lim said 63 rape cases were reported in Penang alone in the year 2000, with the number growing more than double by 2010. -- ST PHOTO: MALCOLM MCLEOD

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Some 20,000 or more sexual crimes that happen annually in the country go unreported, claimed Women's Centre for Change (WCC).

WCC president Mariam Lim said for every case reported, some eight to 10 went unreported.

She said 63 rape cases were reported in Penang alone in the year 2000, with the number growing more than double by 2010.

"For the same period, the number of reported domestic (violence) cases were about 300. At the national level, 3,000 cases of rape and domestic violence each are reported annually," she said.

 
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