Hummmm FACTS ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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  1. Doglips

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    Ok read the bottom were this came from.....now the "[email protected]" list these stats but did you notice FIREARMS are not mentioned....not the rate used by good or bad guys....for me the STATS give me 1 more reason to continue to teach my daughters, and wife how to use firearms.
    I think this stat is scary..."There were more women injured by rapist last year than Marines wounded by the enemy in all of World War II. "


    FACTS ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

    The most serious crimes against women are rising at significantly faster rate than total crimes: during a 10 year period (1980-1990), rape rates rose nearly four times as fast as the total crime rate for that period.

    Every hour, 16 women confront rapists; a woman is raped every 6 minutes.
    Every 18 seconds, a woman is beaten; 34 million women are battered each year
    Three out of four women will be victims of at least one violent crime during their lifetime.
    One third of all domestic violence cases, if reported would be charged as felony rape or felonious assault.
    The crime rate against women in the United States is significandy higher than in other countries - the United States has a rape rate that is 13 times higher than England's, nearly 4 times higher than Germany's, and more than 20 times higher than Japan's.
    Last year, the number of women abused by their husbands was greater than the number of women who got married.
    Of all those arrested for major crimes - murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny theft, motor vehide theft, and arson - rapist are the most likely to escape conviction.
    If every woman victimized by domestic violence last year were to join hands in a line, the string of people would span from New York to Los Angeles and back again.
    More than half of all homeless women are on the street because they are fleeing domestic violence.
    More than 40% of college women who have been raped say that they expect to be raped again.
    There were more women injured by rapist last year than Marines wounded by the enemy in all of World War II.
    There are nearly three times as many animal shelters in the United States as there are battered women's shelters.
    Although campus studies suggest that 1275 women were raped at America's 3 largest universities in 1989, only 3 of those rapes were reported to police.
    One out of every 7 women currently attending college has been raped.
    The average age of a rape victim is 18 1/2 years old.
    Young women aged 16-19 years old are the most likely to be raped.
    Fifty-seven percent of college rapes victims re attacked by dates.
    Girls raped before the age 18 are least likely to report the incident to the police.
    Girls aged 12-15 years old are the most likely to be raped by strangers.
    Since 1974, the rate of assaults against young women (20-24) has jumped 48%. For men of the same age group, it has decreased 12%.
    Information compiled by the majority staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee (July 31,1990)



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  2. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    Rapists, stalkers, wife beaters and those who murder their victims afterwards deserve to be chained to red ant hills...