30% of female rape victims are under 16

(7 Posts)
PalmerViolet Fri 12-Feb-16 10:50:12

Graun article

Scary stuff sad

Lightbulbon Fri 12-Feb-16 11:06:39

Is it because younger women are more likely to report?

PalmerViolet Fri 12-Feb-16 11:09:15

If that's the reason, then that is the only real positive to take from it.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Fri 12-Feb-16 11:10:21

I may be wrong but if anything I'd suspect it's because children (talking about under-16s) are less likely to report. The article also suggests this:
“We believe the figures show that those who commit these crimes target victims who are young and more vulnerable. Offenders have more confidence in getting away with crimes against younger women and girls."

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Fri 12-Feb-16 11:11:25

Which means if that's correct, then the true figures could be even worse...

rebecca631 Fri 12-Feb-16 13:20:56

I read this article in reference to the UK. Is their a world statistic as well? This is sad, but in my mind it is unexpected when I think about all the newspaper clips I read in the past year and with an understanding of when girls start in porn and prostitution, which is when they are very young.

Bloodybridget Fri 12-Feb-16 22:03:52

I think a lot of girls and young women are raped in gang culture.

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