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  • http://skepticink.com/backgroundprobability/ Damion Reinhardt

    I don’t know about “the West” in general, but here in the U.S. the caption would be more accurate if it read “the rapist has a one-in-ten chance of a felony conviction, and you are welcome to whatever psychological assistance you can afford.”

    • http://sabiduriaheretica.blogspot.com Ylmer

      “the rapist has a one-in-ten chance of a felony conviction, and you are welcome to whatever psychological assistance you can afford.”

      Well, that sounds better than my translation from the original images in Spanish. As I previously said to other guy, I have little experience in translation, so expect some mistakes here.

      PD: yes, “the West” in general.

    • http://de-avanzada.blogspot.com/ Ðavid A. Osorio S

      That’s unfortunate. Are the US statistics and assitance really that bad? Things should be like the West part of the meme; wait, scratch that – there should be no rapes at all!

      • Beaker

        I would guess that conviction statistics are bad everywhere. If the rape is reported (hurdle number one), and if the perpetrator is caught (hurdle number 2), you have to prove rape has occurred (hurdle number three). Given that people are most often raped by people they are close to, it is often very hard to prove that rape has taken place. You can prove that the two persons
        had sex, semen samples can point to the perpetrator if a male, but the
        rapist can often claim that sex was consensual, after which it becomes very difficult to convict. Numbers I have seen from different Western countries, give conviction rates between 1 in 3 and 1 in 4 reported rape cases.

    • Dan

      Actually, studies show that 98% of rapists are caught and convicted.

      Also, the cartoon is ludicrous. Where even is this evil “East” we’re meant to hate so much. Is it where those damn wogs live? Fuck ‘em all I say! Harumph!

      • http://skepticink.com/backgroundprobability/ Damion Reinhardt

        Studies?

        • Dan

          For instance, the University of Southern New Mexico Systematic Criminological Survey of 2009.

          • http://skepticink.com/backgroundprobability/ Damion Reinhardt

            I hereby call bullshit. What is the website for this alleged university?