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New Anti-rape Campaign Launched

The police department has launched a new campaign to encourage victims of rape and other sex offenses to report these crimes to the authorities.

Deputy Police Commissioner Meir Kaplan of the Criminal Identification Department told a press conference here yesterday that the police are cooperating with hospitals treating victims of sex offenses. He said police have developed a special kit supplied to doctors in 15 hospitals around the country for the collection of physical evidence of a sex offense.

Kaplan said there were no statistics to prove an increase in sex crimes, but police are determined to improve methods of tracking and apprehending sex offenders with the assistance of victims.