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Sexual Violence Most Prevalent Crime in Ghana, Study Says

About 14 in every 100,000 females in Ghana face crimes related to sexual violence, a  new study by the African Institute for Crime, Policy and Governance Research has revealed. According to the study which was conducted with data from 2012 to 2019, sexual violence is the most prevalent violent crime in Ghana.

The rate of sexual violence from 2012 to 2019 has fluctuated between 12 and 19 per 100,000 females.

It was 14 per 100,000 in 2019 which was twice the robbery rate for that year, the report indicates. Further analysis showed the Greater Accra and Central regions were hot spots of sexual violence and robbery, with the sexual violence rate in Greater Accra reaching 35 per 100, 000 females.

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However, the report also shows that violent crimes have remained relatively stable over time as murder cases stand at 2 per every 100,000 people.

Read more about the findings here.

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