by Tyler Cowen
on December 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm
In 2011, India recorded more than 24,000 rape cases, but the alleged assailants were convicted in just 26 per cent, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.
From the FT, here is more.
In the U.S. in 2009 according to FBI:
90,000 women reported rapes, aprox. 70,000 rapes weren’t reported, and the arrest rate for reported rapes (forget the conviction rate) was only 25%.
Is a rape “case” a report or an arrest?
Better than convicting even only one innocent guy.
You’re not implying that failing to solve 74% of cases is the same as letting innocents go, are you? Or are you a master of the non-sequitur?
You’re telling me in a country of 1.25 billion, only 24,000 rape cases were reported? Looks like we need to export some feminists to India.
And make sure they stay there until their work is done.
Needless to say, it is severly under-reported
…but worth saying: people will NOT report crimes when they know that the additional cost is unlikely to result in any benefits — let alone MORE costs (rape VICTIMS are often targeted and vulnerable to repeat rapes).
…and are also often treated rather poorly by the justice system, with sometimes allegedly small hope of actually seeing a successful resolution for the tribulations.
sadly the rape victim died: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/indian-rape-victim-has-brain-damage-lung-infection-doctors-struggle-to-save-her-life/2012/12/28/cf4ad07c-50b4-11e2-835b-02f92c0daa43_story.html?hpid=z2
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