On March 8th, International Women's Day, Director-General Huang Ming-chao of the National Police Agency visited various units within the agency to send roses and gifts to more than 300 female colleagues. Through the gesture, he conveyed his best wishes to women across the country and hoped to raise public awareness and attention to women's personal safety.
The National Police Agency stated that since the enactment of the Stalking Prevention Act on June 1, 2022, through the operation of the emergency response team composed of prosecutors, social welfare, health, education, labor, and other departments, and under the project control of the National Police Agency, every case has been properly handled, fully demonstrating the function of the law in protecting victims.
According to statistics, from June 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023, a total of 2,084 stalking cases were accepted nationwide, of which 910 cases were related to domestic violence and stalking. When analyzing the gender of the victims and perpetrators, 1,890 (90.7%) were female victims and 194 (9.3%) were male victims, while 1,786 (85.7%) were male perpetrators and 196 (9.4%) were female perpetrators. These figures serve as a reminder that women's personal safety is an important task that government agencies and police departments are committed to maintaining and requires more attention from the general public.
The National Police Agency emphasized that women's safety is already a universal value in the international community. In recent years, our country has successively revised and promulgated laws and regulations on the protection of women and children, which have further stipulated human rights protection, victim protection, and crime prevention, and have also given the police greater responsibility and a more proactive role in protecting women's safety.