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Violence against women, children in Jakarta mostly carried out by youths: Report

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 21, 2018   /   12:31 pm
Violence against women, children in Jakarta mostly carried out by youths: Report The latest data released by the Jakarta Integrated Care Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (P2TP2A) indicates that the majority of cases of violence against women in children are committed by youths. (Shutterstock/File)

Cases of violence against women and children in Jakarta remain unchecked, with teenagers and school students comprising the majority of perpetrators, a governmental center has revealed.

Data recorded by the Jakarta Integrated Care Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children (P2TP2A) shows 164 reported cases of violence against women and children in January alone, wartakota.tribunnews.com reported on Tuesday.

"As many as 43 victims were abused by junior high school students, [and] 72 victims by senior high school students. Meanwhile, cases that involved university students as the perpetrators has resulted in 49 victims," the P2TP2A report said.

In January, East Jakarta was the municipality with the largest number of cases of violence against women and children, with 41 victims. This was followed by West Jakarta with 33 victims, Central Jakarta with 31 victims, South Jakarta with 30 victims and North Jakarta with 29 victims.

The P2TP2A's February data records 169 victims, with junior high school perpetrators responsible for violence against 44 victims and senior high school perpetrators responsible for 78 victims. University students were responsible for 47 victims.

Most of the cases were incidents of domestic violence involving the relatives of 81 victims, while 24 victims were recorded in cases that took place at the workplace, and 64 victims from other cases. (vla)