In 2021, there were more than 100 incidents of rape against children and adolescents in Blumenau

Data Presented by Santa Catarina Public Security Secretariat (SSP-SC) – At the request of the press Municipality Blumenau – Between 2019 and 2021, the number of rape cases against vulnerable children and adolescents – aged 0 to 14 – at Bloomnau – increased by 53%. In Santa Catarina, over the same period, the increase was 21%

The Blumenau recorded 66 cases in 2019, 81 in 2020 and 101 in 2021, with 2,334, 2,436 and 2,841 in Santa Catarina at the same time, respectively.

Although the numbers are alarming and steadily rising, Representative Juliana Tridapalli, responsible for the Children, Adolescents, Women and Elderly Police Station (DPCAMI) at Blumenau, reports that there are two different opinions regarding the records. In the first case, there was an improvement in the size of the data union, which could lead to a record increase between 2019 and 2020.

“Previously, it was more difficult to collect data from newsletters made in person and over the phone or on the Internet, and it did not go so well, so the 2019 data is more than indicated there. Since 2020, we have started to do this. In my opinion, this alone explains the increase in two years, because in reality it did not happen, “the representative explained.

According to Juliana, the number of reported cases has decreased, which was noticed between 2019 and 2020. Possible inspiration was the epidemic, when children were not attending school – a place where the most felt and complained about – and also because the abuser had been with the child for a long time – data indicating that the biggest perpetrators of the crime were relatives. Or people close to the victims.

“Unfortunately, during this time, we’ve noticed a decline in complaints, mainly because of the difficulty in creating them or because people perceive violence. This does not mean that there were fewer cases, but it was more difficult, “he added.

The second view on numbers is that it appears in 2021. As life gradually returned to normal, at least in the case of children at school and working face to face with people, personal complaints returned at the same pace before the epidemic, but were connected by phone and the Internet.

“It simply came to our notice then. The number of bulletin registrations on the Internet, for example, which was not previously available, has greatly increased. This is especially important in cases where there is no way to meet in person. But, we always insist that it is better to come to the police station, because the child can talk to the psychologist, we can understand the details better and as a result, we can proceed with the investigation more quickly, ”said Juliana.

Guide

Most cases of abuse against children and adolescents occur at home, either by relatives or close persons such as fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc., as well as by parents’ neighbors and friends. In the context of the context, the representative explained that the best way to prevent rape is to establish a relationship with the intimate part and pay attention to the behavior of children.

“From an early age, whether boy or girl, they need to know where to touch and where not, to know what is genitals, what is wrong and what is not. Even because, most of the time, people who abuse should be trusted, “he reports.

He further explains that most of the time children get annoyed or change the behavior of those who abuse them. At this point, it is important to have an open and trusting dialogue with them.

Also, according to the delegates, it is important to know how to ask questions during the conversation, to prevent answers from being directed or influenced. “You should not ask the question whether the answers are yes or no. You have to tell the child what happened without forcing them to say something. That is why it is important for them to know what is right and what is wrong at the moment,” he concluded.


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