Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Belgian Schools average at least a rape per week

At least one rape takes place in school every week in Belgium. According to police figures from 2007 there were 69 reports of rape.
In 2006 52 rapes were reported to have taken place at school. In 2007 the numbers had risen to 69. The number of assaults at school went up to 122 in 2007, a slight increase compared to the year before.
The figures are alarming, say the authorities, because many rapes and sexual assaults go unreported. This means that the actual rape and assault cases are much higher. Half of the perpetrators are youngsters, the other half are adults.
Also alarming is the high, and rising, number of reports of battery in the school, 2,324. Bullying and illegal arms possession is also on the rise.

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