The study conducted by the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Ulm in southern Germany reveals, that numbers of child sex abuse rise in Germany, Deutsche Welle reports.
Thus, an increase from 15.2 to 18 percent in the past six years was documented for women, while the 9.5 percent for men did not change compared to 2011. The political decision makers have not yet realized how urgent the matter is, stressed Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig, an independent commissioner responsible for questions relating to child sexual abuse.
According to him, the society of Germany needs to invest more in prevention and intervention than protection, as all the possible options have not been used or provided to children.
“We need to create work conditions that are also designed for the long term. Child sexual abuse cannot be contained by short-term measures. It is a long haul,” Rörig said.