• Kyodo


Only 28.4 percent of women who were forced into having sex last year talked to someone about it, including family, indicating many still endure such violence silently, according to a triennial government survey documented in an annual report released Tuesday.

The record-low rate for fiscal 2011 compares with 35.1 percent in fiscal 2005 and 31.7 percent in fiscal 2008, according to the 2012 white paper on crime victims.

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