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Data was collected from autopsy reports of female bodies admitted at Salt River Forensic Pathology Laboratory in Cape Town PICTURE: EPA Incidents of femicide and sexual homicide in Cape Town are higher than previously reported and gun violence and alcohol abuse are persistent problems.A study presented at the International Conference for Preventing Violence in Cape Town on Friday found that while young females and elderly females are not spared when it comes to sexual homicide‚ women between the ages of 18 and 40 are most at risk.The study — Violence against women: epidemiology and pathology of femicides and suspected sexual homicides in Cape Town: a 10-year follow-up study‚ which was written by Itumeleng Molefe‚ showed an average femicide incidence rate of 12.4 per 100 000 females in Cape Town.According to Molefe‚ this equates to half of the total South African national incidents for 1999‚ equates to the 2009 national rate and is almost five times the global average.“This is a prob...

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