This information was featured in an email from End Violence Against Women International today, http://www.evawintl.org/. Here is the explanation from that email:

In a recent article, Kim Lonsway and Joanne Archambault presented the following graphic, to visually depict the pattern of attrition for sexual assault within the criminal justice system.

The authors cite data suggesting that, “of 100 forcible rapes that are committed, approximately 5-20 will be reported, 0.4 to 5.4 will be prosecuted, and 0.2 to 5.2 will result in a conviction.  Only 0.2 to 2.9 will yield a felony conviction.  Then an estimated 0.2 to 2.8 will result in incarceration of the perpetrator, with 0.1 to 1.9 in prison and 0.1 to 0.9 in jail.” (Lonsway & Archambault, 2012, p. 157).

Hard to believe we’re living in 2013 sometimes.


©2013 H. Hiatt/wildninja.wordpress.com. All articles/posts on this blog are copyrighted original material that may not be reproduced in part or whole in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from H. Hiatt/wildninja.wordpress.com.

3 thoughts on “Rape

    1. You know, I had that same thought when I posted this. I’d assume the stats are for America and had a moment of horror when I realized how much worse this is for women in most– the majority– of other countries around the world.


Seriously, what do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s