Show This Depressing Graph to the Rape Apologist in Your Life

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The next time some dick is all, "...but what about all those false rape accusations?" show him this excellent (albeit very sad) graph from The Enliven Project, which used data from Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey and FBI reports to show just how often rapes are reported (not often) and how often rapists go to jail (even less often.)

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Update: Amanda Marcotte points out that, although the message is sound, this graph has some problems.

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thekeith82
thekeith82

Not trolling here, I'm genuinely curious, but what's the methodology for calculating the number of unreported rapes? If they're unreported, how do we know how many there are? I'm obviously not denying the fact that rapes go unreported or saying I'm skeptical of the numbers, I'm just wondering how these figures were reached.