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Oslo Police to transfer new methods to combat assault rapes. Stavanger Police tactics could be used in Oslo to help tackle growing rape numbers after a woman was attacked in broad daylight at the weekend. The victim in her early thirties was assaulted at around 7pm on Saturday whilst walking home by Vår Frelsers gravlund (Our Saviour’s Cemetery) in Oslo. A passer-by scared the rapist before he could complete the attack. Although the woman has now testified, Dagbladet reports she fears for her own safety.

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Oslo Police to transfer new methods to combat assault rapes

Published on Wednesday, 6th July, 2011 at 11:59 under the news category, by Alison Kennedy.

Stavanger Police tactics could be used in Oslo to help tackle growing rape numbers after a woman was attacked in broad daylight at the weekend.

Our Saviour’s Cemetery Oslo South side (illus. ph.)
Our Saviour’s Cemetery Oslo South side (illus. ph.)
Photo: Chris Nyborg/Wikimedia Commons


The victim in her early thirties was assaulted at around 7pm on Saturday whilst walking home by Vår Frelsers gravlund (Our Saviour’s Cemetery) in Oslo. A passer-by scared the rapist before he could complete the attack.

Although the woman has now testified, Dagbladet reports she fears for her own safety.

Kari-Janne Lid of Oslo Police tells NRK “It may be appropriate to transfer some of the measures used in Stavanger to Oslo.”

The new methods were employed after a sharp rise in assault rapes in 2008, which were committed by men from foreign backgrounds..

Tactics included re-printing wanted notices of suspects in different languages to allow other foreigners to understand what was happening and provide information. Police also used undercover civilians, as well as telling bar and nightspot staff to observe men hanging around girls who were by themselves closely.

Police in Stavanger handled 23 assault rape cases in 2009, but there were none last year.

Head of investigations for Stavanger Police, Kristian Johansen, believes transferring these methods to Oslo may be more difficult due to the different city sizes, but believes the key is cooperation between municipal agencies.

“It’s important to inform people about Norwegian rules and culture to prevent these types of rapes happening,” he said.




Published on Wednesday, 6th July, 2011 at 11:59 under the news category, by Alison Kennedy.

This post has the following tags: stavangerassaultrapes, osloassaultrapes, norwegianpolicetactics.





  
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