Cruel Number 2014

Cruel Number 2014

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 Report Highlights

This year cruel numbers 2014 has been compiled from 70 National, Regional and Local newspapers.

The fight against child sexual abuse is showing an increase in registration of cases. The total number of sexual abuse cases in 2014, stand at a staggering 3508 including 8 cases which were directly reported to Sahil and it brings the number of abused children to10 per day. This figure also shows an increase of 17% from the previous year.

Abduction cases have shown an increase of 7% from 1,706 cases in 2013 to 1831 in 2014. On average 5 children are being abducted every day.

The major crime category of rape/sodomy including gang rape and gang sodomy show that there were 1225 cases and 258 cases of attempted rape/sodomy, gang rape and gang sodomy.

An even more serious crime is committed when the victim is murdered. A total of 142 victims were murdered after sexual assaults.

Sahil has started recording child marriages since 2012 as it a sexual crime against young girls which is now being reflected in the print media. In 2014, 103 cases of child marriages were reported.

Gender-wise distribution follows trends of the previous years where more girls are victims of sexual abuse. This report shows that 2141 girls and 1367 boys have been abused.

A total of 6531 abusers are on record. The largest groups identified were 1790 acquaintances and 1246 strangers.

Like previous years, the highest percentage of vulnerable age group among both girls and boys was 11-15 years.

The data shows sexual abuse can occur anywhere, at any time, therefore children are not safe. Statistics show 38% of cases of sexual assault took place within enclosed areas whereas 21% case took place in open spaces.

The time period of abuse shows that 53% of the children were abused once. In 16% of the cases, children were abused for more than a day.

Province–wise division shows that 2054 cases of abuse were reported from Punjab, followed by 875 cases reported from Sindh, 297 from Balochistan, 152 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 90 from Federal Capital Islamabad 38 from Azad Jammu Kashmir, 1 case from Gilgit Baltistan and one case was reported from FATA.

The Urban–Rural divide shows that 67% cases were reported from rural areas where as 33% of cases were reported from the urban areas.
Of all the cases 74% were registered with police, 7% were unregistered whereas in 28 cases police refused to register an FIR.


 

Cruel Numbers 2013

                                              Report Highlights
This year cruel numbers 2013 has been compiled from 80 National, Regional and Local newspapers.
The fight against child sexual abuse is showing an increase in registration of cases. The total number of sexual abuse cases in 2013, stand at a staggering 3,002 including 5 cases which were directly reported to Sahil and it brings the number of abused children to 8 per day. This figure also shows an increase of 7.67% from the previous year.
Abduction cases have shown an increase of 6% from 1,600 to 1,706 cases. On average 5 children are being abducted everyday.
The major crime category of rape/sodomy including gang rape and gang sodomy show that there were 1225 cases and 202 cases of attempted rape/sodomy, gang rape and gang sodomy.
An even more serious crime is committed when the victim is murdered. A total of 148 victims were murdered after sexual assaults.

An even more serious crime is committed when the victim is murdered. A total of 148 victims were murdered after sexual assaults.
Sahil has started recording child marriages since 2012 as it a sexual crime against young girls which is now being reflected in the print media. In 2013, child marriages have shown an increase of 21% bringing the total to 91 cases compared to 75 cases last year.
Gender-wise distribution follows trends of the previous years where more girls are victims of sexual abuse. This report shows that 2017 girls and 985 boys have been abused. However, there is a phenomenal increase of 23% of abuse of boys in comparison to last year.
A total of 6,130 abusers are on record. The largest groups identified were 1,474
acquaintances and 1,067 strangers.

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