CRJU (5) Rape and Assault
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Date Created: 03/04/16
3/1 Rape and Assault Forcible Rape definition used to be: the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will in 2011, the UCR changed the official definition to: “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without consent of the victim rates have dropped from 1973 to 2009 Rape Statistics Location 26% of rapes occur in the victim's home 19% occur in the home of a relative, friend, or neighbor Time ⅔ of all rapes occur at night Victim/Offender Relationship based on official/UCR stats, 4253% of rapes include strangers rape victims NCVS statistics for 2000: 34% stranger 17% intimate relationship 43% friend/acquaintance 4% relationship unknown Race like violent crimes in general, rapes are intraracial events Age rapists are young (1525 years old) Premeditation rapes are more likely to be planned than other incidents of violence Most rapes are not reported to the police: 63% of completed rapes are not reported 65% of attempted rapes are not reported Why? the victim believes the police cannot apprehend the subject the victim believes they might receive unsympathetic treatment from the police and go through uncomfortable procedures (e.g. medical evidence) the victim fears reprisal the victim fears revictimization by the criminal justice system the victim doesn't want the embarrassment of publicity Rape Reporting (19972007) has gone up: ~35% up to ~45% Assault Aggravated assault attack or attempted attack with a weapon, regardless of whether or not an injury occurred Simple assault attack without weapon resulting in inor injury or a limited threat of violence, usually charged as a misdemeanor Assault Rates between 1973 to 2003 simple and aggravated assaults have decreased Assault Reporting What are the reason why assault victims don't report the crime to police the victims consider the offense a personal matter victim believes he/she got what they deserved victims fear revenge if charges are pursued
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