Only a fraction of rape victims take legal action, report shows

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Around 5,000 rapes are reported in Greece every year but only around 150 of the victims take legal action, according to the Hellenic Society of Forensic Medicine.

A recent report indicates that 24 percent of women have reported physical abuse (18 percent by their partner) while 6 percent of women claim to have suffered sexual abuse (5 percent by their partner).

In the 28-member European Union an estimated 16.7 million women suffer physical or sexual abuse every year.