Rape And Suicide Cases Up In Zambo, Police Alarmed


The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) is alarmed over the increase of rape and suicide cases in the city.

Police PIO, Capt. Edwin Duco disclosed tht for the month of January, a total of 15 rape cases were reported while for the month of February there were 7 children and women who were sexually abused.

Last year, Duco claimed, there were about 800 cases of sexual violations against children and women.

Duco said, for the month of January to December 2019, a total of 110 rape cases have been recorded, acts of lasciviousness 56 cases, and violations against women have reached 551 cases.

“It is very alarming. Most of the victims of rape are affraid to reveal their tragic experience because of fear of reprisal from the suspects,” Duco noted.

Many of the victims are on their 20s but the majority of the suspects are mostly 30 years of age and mostly married, Duco claimed.

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