Rape and sexual assault in Peru: information for victims

Information for British nationals who are victims of rape and sexual assault in Peru.



Sexual assault, including rape, is a punishable crime. Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault regardless of their gender, nationality, age or any other condition. Remember that sexual assault is never the victim’s fault.

If you have been sexually assaulted or raped in Peru and you wish to report the incident to the police, you must do it while you are still in Peru and in the city where the incident happened.

Published 15 July 2013
Last updated 30 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. A new updated guide added.

  2. Updated rape and sexual assault pack - November 2020

  3. New updated attachement.

  4. Updated leaflet on Sexual Assault - April 2015

  5. First published.