35.4% of Crime Victims in 2016 are Women

    Date 2019-02-21



    By 2016, there were 1,282,091 crime victims, of which 454,193 were female and 827,898 were male, which makes 35.4% were female.


    Since 2001, the number of crime victims has been increasing in both sexes. In 2001, there were 203,024 female crime victims and 530,140 male crime victims, the lowest number of crime victims in both sexes. In 2004, the crime victims of male and female increased to 323,939 and 667,957, respectively. In 2007, the total number of crime victims was 1,114,601. In 2010, the number of female crime victims increased compared to 2007, but for male it decreased slightly. In 2013, the number of female and male crime victims increased to 446,173 and 885,176, respectively. In 2016, the number of female crime victims increased slightly compared to 2013, but the number of male crime victims decreased slightly.


    Meanwhile, the proportion of female crime victims increased from 27.7% in 2001 to 32.7% in 2004. And 32.6% and 33.5% in 2010 and 2013, respectively. In 2016, 35.4% of crime victims were female.



    ※ When quoting graphs and articles from ‘Statistics Report’, please cite your source as GSIS(Gender Statistics Information System) in Korean Women’s Development Institute


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