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Q24N – (Prensa Latina) Child sex abuse was the most reported crime this year in Paraguay, according to Ultima Hora newspaper.

A total of 1,191 cases were reported to the Center of Attention to Victims of the Ministry of Justice, mostly involving child abuse, family violence and sexual coercion, with most victims of 10-18 years of age, according to the source that quotes a report released by the Attotney General’s Office.

The authorities are showing concern about the increase of child sexual abuse, which amounted to 1,308, followed by family violence (1,109) and sexual coercion and rape (460).

According to the figures, most cases involve female victimsm, with 3,454 cases handled this year against 661 male victims.

The most vulnerable are the teens of 13-15 years of age, followed by those of 10-12 and those of 16-18.