Less than 1% of rapes lead to felony convictions. At least 89% of victims face emotional and physical consequences. [washingtonpost.com]

 

The consequences of sexual assault fall overwhelmingly on the victims.

About 0.7 percent of rapes and attempted rapes end with a felony conviction for the perpetrator, according to an estimate based on the best of the imperfect measures available.

On the other side of the incident, at least 89 percent of victims report some level of distress, including high rates of physical injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

[For more on this story by Andrew Van Dam, go to https://www.washingtonpost.com...m_term=.3ddc431c399e]

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