The recent rise in rapes in Oslo has caused officials to move on creating a special emergency group.
Statistics gathered from Oslo police show the capital has seen 48 reported assault rapes in the last year, a higher percentage than in other Scandinavian cities Stockholm and Copenhagen.
These figures have caused Oslo’s Deputy Mayor for the Labour Party (Ap), Libe Rieber-Mohn to want to set up the emergency group.
“I am provoked and outraged as a politician, a woman and a mother. I do not want to live in a city where woman cannot walk freely on the streets.”
Police Inspector Hanne Kristin Rohde told NRK that the cause for this increase in reported rapes is unclear.
“We do not know if there were fewer assaults last year. It may be that more women have chosen to report the matter this year because there has been such a focus on rape cases.”
The group will consist of police, health workers and other agencies. It is hoped it will be up and running soon.
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