On average 51 women are sexually assaulted per day in Mexico, according to figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP). A figure that recently began to become visible in Mexican society and now causes panic among locals and foreigners.

And it is that now, with the social networks, dozens of cases have been reported in which there are pieces of evidence of women raped by the taxi driver, by the driver of Uber, by DiDi, by her neighbor, by her father, and unfortunately, etc. This has caused everyone to turn on the alarm and take extraordinary measures. But do these aggressors have any psychological characteristics that give them away?

Attention, it is important to emphasize that there is no single prototype of the rapist and the following characteristics can be common and any person can have them. If you feel in danger, call 911 for help.

It's power, not sex

According to specialists one of the most common characteristics of most rapists is that the real objective of their action is not to obtain sexual gratification but to obtain power. For the most part, these people seek to dominate by having others do something against their will and in the aggressor's interest. In other words, what is sought in rape is not only sex but also and especially the exercise of power.

Seeking "weak" victims

Although it is not a golden rule, usually this type of aggressor looks for victims that they consider physically weaker than them or who know weak points to take advantage of. The choice of victim is linked to the possibility of exercising power either over someone they think they can subdue or over someone they consider to be above and want to see humiliated.

Believing it is their right to violate

In a large number of cases, criminals consider that they had the right to force the victim. Thus, sexual assaults are more frequent in people and regions where a certain consideration of the superiority of men over women persists.

Blaming the victim

Many sexual offenders often indicate that the victim is to blame for the situation. Phrases like "I was provoked", "deep down she wanted" and many variants of them are frequent in sex offenders.

Lack of empathy

If a sexual assault occurs for any reason, rapists generally have very limited or no capacity for empathy. Thus, the sexual offender cannot, does not care, or chooses not to think about what rape means to the victim, or comes to believe that the satisfaction of his desire for power and sex deserves the victim's suffering.

An elderly woman was raped and murdered in church

An elderly woman was raped and murdered inside the catholic church of the town Cupilco, in Comalcalco, Tabasco. Beside her body was located the baton of the parish priest with whom she was asphyxiated in the sacristy. The murder was committed by the church's bell ringer, who has been missing since Wednesday, according to information from Excelsior.

The body's discovery was made by the victim's sister, Ana "N", who reported that yesterday afternoon she went to the parish and was surprised that the rear door of the building was open. Upon entering the sacristy, Ana found the lifeless body of her sister, Guadalupe "N", lying on the floor in a pool of blood, half-naked, with traces of blows, and to one side, the baton with which she is presumed to have been beaten and hanged.

Mrs. Lupita, 66 years old, was in charge of cleaning the church for several decades and was very appreciated by the Catholic community. The crime caused consternation in Cupilco and among the Catholics of Tabasco. The Diocese of Tabasco issued a statement in which it stressed that, in the face of the pain and indignation of the crime, "allow the authorities to act according to the law in the investigations."

The people of Cupilco protested the crime and this Thursday gathered outside the church and, with the cry of "justice, justice!" Demanded punishment for the culprit. The homicide was cataloged by the Catholic community of Tabasco as a sacrilege. The Municipal Police cordoned off the site awaiting the experts of the Attorney General, who moved the body to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) to perform the autopsy.