Only 13 percent of sexual assaults reported to authorities

Only 13 percent of sexual assaults were reported to the police in 2014, according to a report released on Monday by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel.

The organization presented the report to the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is observed annually on November 25.

More than 40,000 sexual violence complaints were submitted to the rape centers last year, of which some 8,938 were new inquiries, reflecting a 13% increase over the past five years, according to the association.


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