VAWM Fact From Prajnya 5

Rape

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT      5
¨ Rape is the fastest growing crime in India with a 678% increase in reported cases since 1971. 18,359 rape cases were reported in 2007.

¨ A rape occurs every 30 minutes.

¨ 75% of rapists are known to their victims.

¨ Women who cannot show physical proof of having resisted rape, in the form of injuries, are generally assumed to have consented to the act.

[Sources: NCRB 2006, UN]
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