Cape Town - In South Africa, 144 women report rape to police every day – that is six cases reported every hour.
While the number of reported rape incidents is shocking, under-reporting is an even bigger problem. The Medical Research Council’s (MRC) latest research reveals that only one in 25 women in Gauteng report rape.
Extrapolated, up to 3 600 women could be raped in the country every day.
South Africa’s latest crime statistics revealed a decrease in reported sexual crimes but in the small town of Bredasdorp where Anene Booysen, 17, was gang-raped and murdered, sexual crimes have increased.
The brutality of Booysen’s rape and murder has sent shockwaves throughout the country.