The German Bishops' Conference has presented an interim report of its hotline for victims of sexual violence. Accordingly, from March to mid-October of this year, 3.431 calls were made over the phone and 213 Internet counseling sessions were used.
22.845 people obtained information about the service at www.HELP ABUSE.de. The basis of the interim report is 1.325 basic survey questionnaires and 245 additional survey questionnaires with statistical data on telephone and Internet consultations. The nationwide hotline for victims of sexual violence is a service offered by the life counseling center in the diocese of Trier (integrated parenting, marriage, family and life counseling) on behalf of the German Bishops' Conference.