There have been 13,272 cases of children being raped in Malaysia between 2010 and May 2017, according to police statistics.
Women, Family, and Community Development Minister Rohani Abdul Karim said in that time frame, there have also been 6,014 molestation cases; 1,796 cases of incest; and 1,152 cases of unnatural sex.
All the cases involved victims under 18 years old.
Speaking in the Dewan Rakyat, Rohani said Johor had the highest number of child rape cases at 2,089 or 15.7 percent.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — The Dewan Rakyat was told today that a total of 22,234 sexual abuse cases were reported from 2010 to May 2017, with 13,272 being rape cases.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said based on statistics obtained from the Royal Malaysia Police, Johor recorded the highest rape cases of 2,089 cases.
Rohani said the highest cases of incest were recorded in Sabah, with 263 cases, while Selangor had the highest in unnatural sex of 235 cases and molestation (1,052 cases).
For physical abuse, she said, 2,244 cases were reported during the same period, involving male perpetrators and female victims. — Bernama