Frequency of Sexual Crimes that have been Subject to Forensic Psychiatry in BulgariaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2020-12-05
Authors : Lyudmil Tumbev;
Page : 797-799
Keywords : forensic psychiatric; rape; fornication;
Sexual abuse involves rape, defined as the forced penetration of the vagina or anus using a penis, other part of the body, or an object. Data on the incidence of sexual offenses varies widely, depending on the culture of the country and the laws The object of the study are 189 persons accused of perpetrators of sexual crimes and became the subject of forensic psychiatric assessment for the period January 2010 to December 2019 in Central Northern Bulgaria. Of those surveyed, 112 (59 %) raped their victim and 77 (41 %) committed fornication with the victim. Among the studied group, the most common sexual crimes are fornication with a woman / girl - 98 (52 %), followed by rape of a woman / girl - 65 (35 %). The percentage of sex crimes with a male / male victim is almost the same - 14 (7 %) fornication with a male / male and 12 (6 %) rape of a male / male. There is no data in the general world literature on the frequency of fornication and rape as separate sexual crimes, in most studies they are studied as a combined group.
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