Eight in 10 victims of sexual violence know their attackers, and many are afraid to report incidents to police, Hong Kong study shows




Eight in 10 victims of sexual offences in Hong Kong are harmed by people they know, with one-third of them being sexually violated for at least a month, according to an advocacy and support group’s data over a 17-year period.
But about half of victims did not report the cases to the police, which researchers attributed to a conservative culture where victims felt too ashamed and a system where they felt forced to choose between police assistance or seeking medical help, rather than…



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