New survey says one in four rapes in Ireland occurs in the family home
Relatives account for almost half of all sex attacks on children
A shocking new survey says that one in four rapes or sexual assaults in Ireland took place in the family home – and one in three sexual attacks were carried out by a family member or relative.
The new statistics from 2010 have been published by the Rape Crisis Network and make for harrowing reading.
The report also states that family members were responsible for almost half of all sexual assaults on children.
Rape Crisis Network director Fiona Neary told the Irish Independent that most people are at ‘greater risk’ of rape or sexual violence within their ‘circle of trust’ than they were from strangers.
More news from Ireland on IrishCentral
“Coming into this Christmas season, women in particular will be warned to stay safe when they are out for the festivities. But the reality is that people are at far greater danger from those they already know,” she said.
Neary also commented on the Network’s finding that three in every 10 sexual attacks against adults were carried out by partners or ex-partners.
Director Neary added: “When we talk about sexual violence, it is time to switch the focus to the actions of the perpetrator.
“Therefore it is essential that we look at our relationships within our circles of trust.”
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Notre Dame sues federal government again...
- Smithwick inquiry finds Irish police may...
- Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for...
- Why Ireland needs to give its emigrants a...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
- Caroline Kennedy “selfie” in Japan reveals...
- Ireland wins top spot on Forbes’ Best Countries
- Sarah Jessica Parker opens her heart to grievin
- Pope Francis calls capitalism “new tyranny”...
Notre Dame is just exercising existing rights under the Constitution not to be coerced into paying for morally objectionable policies, ridiculously dIreland wins top spot on Forbes’ Best Countries for Business list
Ireland is pretty much owned by the Franklin Templeton Funds, which bought up all their debt for pennies on the dollar. Like it or not, Ireland is nowIrish women voted among the hottest in the world
SHsssh I live with one of these hot wild women--I know what I'm talking about--these are the hottest females on the planetCork mother grieves for husband, son and unborn child killed by suicidal driver
This game police play "chasing cars" often ends up like this