Sex crimes reported in 2019 increase by more than 11%


Crimes against sexual freedom and indemnity reported to the State Security Forces and Corps (FCSE) have increased by 11.2% in the first nine months of the year, according to the crime report data of the Ministry of Interiorpublished this Wednesday, December 4.

From January to September 2019, a total of 11,587, compared to 10,416 that were reported in the same period of 2018, according to the data of the department directed by Fernando Grande-Marlaska.

Specifically, in the first nine months of the year the reports of sexual assault with penetration they have experienced a slight increase of 8.1% over the same months last year: from January to September 2018, 1,304 were reported, while in 2019 they have been accounted for 1,410 complaints of violations.

In relation to the other crimes against freedom and sexual indemnity – among which sexual abuse is included – have increased by 11.7%, 10,177 having been denounced until September 2019, compared to 9,112 that were reported to the agents during the same period of 2018.

The rest of the crimes

On the other hand, kidnapping it is the crime that has registered a greater increase (of 33.3%): specifically, in the first nine months of 2019 there are 72 victims of this criminal type, compared to 54 last year. Drug dealing It has also increased by 14% in this period of 2019, year that 12,349 crimes have been recorded. Likewise, I steal it with violence and intimidation They have grown by 10.7%.

Regarding the homicides and murders consummated they have increased 9.2% in 2019, when 249 have been counted, compared to 228 in the same period of 2018. In the case of intentional homicides and tentative killings, these have increased by 8.1% .

On the other hand, the burglaries at home, establishments and other facilities 6.2%, robberies with force in homes 9.6%; and vehicle subtractions 1.3%.

According to data recorded by the Security Forces and Bodies, during the first nine months of the year criminal offenses correspond to a total of 1,646,856 facts, which constitutes 4% more with respect to the same period of the year 2018, whose figure amounted to 1,582,832.

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