Not all victims of rape will be recognised as such in the eyes of the law
According to Encyclopedia Dictionary on Roman Law, the word rape originally derived from the Latin verb "rapere", which means "to seize or take by force" (p.667-768). Rape can be defined as a crime in the criminal statutes of most countries and the criminalization of rape under international law (Abegunde, 2013). However, a search of the Statistics New Zealand website reveals that only nine percent of rapes are registered by police. The U.S Department of State has reported that China had 31,833 rapes in 2007 (Marquez, 2009). This is twice as were recorded in the 2005 statistics (15000) (Marquez, 2009). The crime of rape is an enormous criminal problem in China.
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