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Citation

La Harpe R, Vlastos AT. Arch. Kriminol. 2012; 229(3-4): 117-125.

Vernacular Title

Sexuelle Ubergriffe in Genf (2006 bis 2010).

Affiliation

Centre Universitaire Romand de Médecine Légale, Genève.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2012, Verlag Schmidt-Romhild)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

22611910

Abstract

In Geneva, all sexual assault victims are examined both by a gynaecologist and a forensic pathologist with special training in clinical forensic medicine. Between 2006 and 2010, 473 victims were examined following such an assault. Over the years, the number of sexual assaults rose steadily. Most victims were aged between 15 and 30 years. The majority of the assaults occurred at night and on the weekend and often happened at the place where the perpetrator or the victim lived. Usually, the offender acted alone and was known to the victim. Many victims hesitate to present for an examination, which makes it difficult to collect evidence. Penetration was usually vaginal and without the use of a condom. Injuries on the body or genitals were seen in only half of the cases for the first ones and in less than one third for the second ones. Quite often (at least in 42 % of the cases), the victim consumed alcohol before the assault and the use of drugs--especially cannabis--was not uncommon either.


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