ICM Poll Shows Widespread Ignorance Of Extent Of Rap e And Low Conviction Rates (haha its a censored word ) http://www.amnesty.org.uk/ni/news/211105.shtml http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news/press/16618.shtml Scarily, the 12,000 cases of **** reported in the UK each year are said to only represent a fifth of the actual number of cases. Only six per cent of reported rapes actually lead to a conviction. With statistics like that and the trauma of a trial, ending with only a slight chance of a conviction it's not surprising that that so few women report rapes. But if the general public opinion is that women are to blame for the ****, they are unlikely to think it's worth the effort of making a report. opinion peice, http://www.pandagon.net/archives/2005/11/this_is_what_fe.html Many people dont realise how few **** convictions there are, the process of reporting it, trial etc etc is very, very traumatic. Victims face persecution from their own families, comunity, accusers family and the media. You may be suprised at how many people are unsympathetic. This is probably becoming a very long post... however one more link Id like to share http://www.amnestyusa.org/amnestynow/camouflaging_criminals.html (2004) it deals with **** in the millitary; interesting reading.