General Prosecutor’s Office: Over 500 unsolved rape cases at the end of 2017

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The prosecutor’s offices countrywide reported 512 unsolved rape and sexual aggression cases at the end of last year, the General Prosecutor’s Office told Agerpres. There were 374 pending rape cases and 138 sexual aggression files at the end of 2017.

If the increase of the rape files has been constant in the past 10 years (260 files in 2008, 365 in 2011 and 374 in 2017), the sexual aggression cases have seen a more dynamic rise (there were only 8 files in 2008, 73 in 2015, 100 in 2016 and 138 in 2017).

However, prosecutors say they don’t have a national statistics of the unsolved such cases in which the victims are minor.

In Bucharest, there were 140 rape files involving minors in progress, 20 files registered at the Prosecutor Office upon the District 2 Court, 13 files in district 3, 101 in district 4, 24 cases in district 5, 18 cases in district 6 and 3 files at the Prosecutor’s Office upon the Bucharest Tribunal.

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