Friday, September 26, 2008

Purpose behind this blog

Statistics from RAINN (Rape & Incest National Network) state that 1 in 7 women will be raped and when one talks about attempted rapes, that number jumps to 1 in 6. 1 in 12 adults are women raped in adulthood (and 1 in 6 adults are women molested as kids). One in 12 adults are men molested as boys.

And other studies state that a sex offender who preys on adults has an average of 3 victims, giving a rape percentage of 1 in 18 men, or 1 in 36 of the total adult population. 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape. Men are victimized as adults at a rate of 1 man for every 9 women, giving 2 million men or 20 million adult rape victims.

The number of CSA survivors is estimated by my calcs to be 37.5 million for women and 19 million for men, giving 56.5 million CSA survivors between the two. Since 28% of the population is under 20, according to Census 2000, I'll subtract 3% for those 18 to 20, giving a adult percentage of 75%. 225 million American adults divided by 36 is 6.25 million rapists, both caught and uncaught. This includes those with a single victim as well as serial rapists. Since the average child molester has 7 unique victims (and molests 90 times), ranging from 90 different victims to a single victim 90 times, this gives 8 million child molesters (both caught and uncaught), and 19 million children currently victims of CSA.

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