Jensen suggested that it encourages potential rapists to see brutal rape is not punished severely. She also reacted strongly to statistics presented by the police on Wednesday that shows a very high number of reported assaults in this year.
– Number of reported cases has almost doubled compared to last year. It is alarming. It shows we do not take these matters seriously, she says.
FrP leader suggested raising the level of punishment can have a powerful deterrent effect against this crime, while it gives a clear signal to victims about determination in combating these crimes seriously.
Important to tighten the penalties
– Rape is among the worst crimes anyone can commit. It affects the victim in brutal, but it also affects society and the safety of women in general. It is therefore important to tighten the penalties in this area, says Jensen.
Siv Jensen and the Progress Party will propose the penalties for aggravated assault rape should be doubled. That will enable rapists to be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.