Monday, July 16, 2012

30% of sex crimes target minors

YNET  The Knesset's Committee on the Status of Women is set to debate a new report on how the school system deals with sexual violence, Ynet learned Monday.

The report states that 30% out of the crisis centers' 40,000 reports of sexual assaults in 2011 involved children under the age of 12. Almost half of the reports were of rape or attempted rape, some 25% were reports of incest and 20% were of sexual harassment.

The report also includes police statistics about sexual violence: In 2011, 4,563 sexual assault complaints were filed, 47% of them by minors.

In 20% of the cases, the suspect was a minor. In 18% of the cases, the assaults allegedly took place on school grounds. 


  1. 30% of reported crimes. Considering the unlikelihood of small children reporting the true figure is likely closer to 90%.

  2. Rabbi Eidensohn,

    Might I suggest that your headline is misleading. It seems to say that the 70% of sex abuse is targeted at adults. But surely the % affecting children would be much higher if children 12-18 were included.


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