This shortÂ itemÂ from Novopress reveals the increase in rapes in Belgium over a three year period:
Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, 11,170 cases of rape were heard in the courts of Belgium. Heading the list: Brussels with 2,542 cases. Followed by Ghent, LiÃ¨ge, and Antwerp. All judicial districts registered a major increase of 20% last year.
On December 29, 2012,Â De MorgenÂ (a Flemish daily of Socialist leanings) indicated:
“Every week fifty-six rapes and five gang rapes take place in Belgium. Hardly four percent of the perpetrators are prosecuted and convicted.”
The real figures are worse since some victims do not have the courage to file a complaint.
Some of the DNA evidence from the rapists is never analyzed due to lack of financial means.