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Facts and figures

based on the German version "Zahlen und Fakten"


One in three  of women in Europe experienced physical or sexual violence as adults.

Every seventh woman in Germany will experience sexual violence during her life.

  • 13% of the women have experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 15 years. For example rape or abuse.
  • About 25% of the women living in Germany have experienced forms of physical or sexual violence or both committed by their present of former partner.

 Only few sexual offenses are reported.

  • Every year 8,000 rapes are reported in Germany but only 1 in 10 leads to a conviction.  
  • The recorded incidence of rape in Germany is 9,85 per 100,000 people.
  • In 201915,701 children in Germany were recorded by the police as victims of sexual abuse. The estimated number of unreported cases is between 1:15 ( Federal Criminal Police Office ) and 1:20 (Kavemann and Lohstöter), so only every 15th to 20th abuse is reported.
Domestic violence:
  • Violence against women is as serious a cause of death and incapacity among women of reproductive age as cancer.
Facts about child sexual abuse:
  • Of sexual abuse cases reported to law enforcement, 93% of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator
  • Girls are five times more likely to be abused than boys.
Genital mutilation:
  • There are an estimated 130 million girls and women alive today whose human rights have been violated by female genital mutilation/cutting. 
  • Women's rights organization Terre des Femmes estimates that 65000 women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) are living in Germany.






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