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Kuala Lumpur, 11th March 2024 - The number of male sexual harassment and assault victims are increasing, according to Bukit Aman statistics.

Data from the Criminal Investigation Department' Sexual, Women and Child Investigations Division (D11) showed that while female victims still mostly outnumber males, there has been a steady increase in the number of male victims.

On average, data showed nearly a 1% increase in male victims since 2021.

In 2023, the police recorded a total of 3,361 sexual harassment and assault cases with 135 of the victims being male or around 4% of total victims.

In 2021, the D11 recorded 82 male victims out of the 2,905 total, with that number increasing to 95 out of the 2,920 in 2022.

According to police statistics, six offences have been listed as sexual harassment and assault offences: rape, molestation, outrage of modesty, gross indecency, spread of lewd content and stalking.

Read further on The Star’s article attached.

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