Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rape Statistics & Native Americans

Jail ministry has opened my eyes to the terrible statistics of violence against women. Many of these individuals have been raped and sexually abuse during their lifetime

There is an excellent article by at:

She is discussing a new law - The Tribal Law and Order Act which gives Native American Tribes "jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violent crimes on tribal lands.

To summarize just a few of her findings:

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 70% of all rapes in the U.S. go unreported; other sources place the number as high as 84%.
  • Among rape victims in the general population, 74% report being physically battered in additional ways during the commission of the rape. For Native women, that number jumps to 90%.
  • Among the general population, 30% of rape victims report sustaining other physical injuries, in addition to the rape itself. Among Native women, that number is 50%.
  • Roughly 11% of rape victims as a whole report that their rapist used a weapon. For Native women, that number more than triples, to 34%.
This is an article worth reading!

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  1. Such sad statistics, but thanks for sharing them. It's so easy to get caught up in our own world and stay ignorant to abuse in the world - especially against women and children.

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