The investigative bodies seldom resorted to arresting the suspects: only 32 out of 208 accused men were arrested, while the majority (135 people) were released either on their own recognizance or on bail (12 people).
Most of the crimes were committed within the family: 73 of the suspects and accused were the legal husbands of the victims.
The study also revealed an increase in sex crimes committed against minors – 42% in 2015 and 51% in 2016; the majority of the victims were 14-16 year-olds.
“In some cases, investigators display victim-blaming attitudes against the adult victims; during questioning, they give assessments and make assumptions about their behavior, which may lead to double victimization,” the report reads, bringing the following example of victim blaming by investigators.
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