Well here's something to make you incredibly frustrated.
According to statistics reported on DNAInfo, 2016 saw a 62% increase in sex crimes in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Responding to the alarming rate, Captain Peter Rose, the main man in charge of the New York Police Department (and protecting the citizens) gave a response that didn't really make anyone feel any better.
"Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more," Rose said.
"It really becomes a balancing act for the investigators. Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of theme were actually coworkers. It's not a trend that we're too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes," he said.
He continued, "If there's a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards."
"They're not total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the streets", he added.
As Slate points out, only 28 percent of rapes in the United States between 2010 and 2014 were committed by strangers.
As for the situation in Australia? We ranked alarmingly at third in the worldwide study for rates of sexual assault against women, News.com.au reports.
Karen Wills, the NSW Rape Crisis Centre executive officer says more than 70% of reported rapes are carried out by family members, friends, work or school colleagues.
Hmm... all that evidence. We think Captain Rose needs to rethink his statements.
Bottom line? Rape is rape, regardless of the circumstances.
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