One Woman Raped Every Day In Ireland Last Month
January 2, 2008 (28 Responses)
I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING… if you’re anything like me you’re thinking “What the fuck?”
The statistic can’t be right. There must be some mistake right? Wrong.
Unfortunately it’s being reported over the airwaves tonight that last month the Dublin Rape Crisis centre had to help one woman per day during December ’07. Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve,Â the helplineÂ received 12 calls from people who had been recently raped. That’s 31 people who were assisted by the crisis centre and brought to hospital to be treated, in just one month alone! Hell for all we know thats just for Dublin, never mind what happened around the country.
The really scary thing is that these statistics only represent those calls that were reported last month, not the actual figures. Experience suggests the actual numbers are quite a bit higher.
What the hell has happened to Ireland? I remember when a murder being reported on the radio was a big thing, a shock. Now there are murders every sodding day on every news bulletin. These rape statistics are frightening enough, but I did a bit of looking around after hearing of this report and discovered even worse statistics for Ireland as follows…
The scale of the problem in Ireland is probably best summed up by this extract from the One-In-Four website which has taken its statistics from the SAVI “Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland” report (2002):-
- 27 % of all Irish children, one in four, have experienced sexual abuse before the age of 17.
- 4.15% of all Irish children, almost one in 20, have been raped as children.
- 21.25% of all Irish adults, one in five, reported sexual assaults as adults.
- 3.5% of all Irish adults one in 28 have been raped as adults.
- 35% of all Irish women and men, one in three, have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
- 13% of all Irish women and men, one in eight, have been raped at some point in their lifetime.
- 19.5% of all women and men, one in five, have been subject to an attempted rape at some point in their lifetime.
- 47% of those who disclosed experiences of sexual violence as past or the SAVI research had never told anyone about their experiences of abuse.
- 60% of all young men, i.e. under age 30, had not previously disclosed the sexual abuse they experienced in childhood.
- Only 1% of all men and 7.8% of all women who have experienced sexual violence as adults have reported such abuse to the Gardai. This means that 95.7% of all sexual assaults of adults go unreported to the Gardai.
For more information on the above statistics browse on over to the stats page at One-In-Four; it makes for some shocking reading.
Just think about them for a minute. One inÂ three Irish peopleÂ will experience sexual abuse/violence at some stage in their life. One in eight will be raped and one in five will be subjected to an attempted rape at some stage in their lifetime.
And as if that wasn’t scary enough, while doing a little bit of reading up and research into these numbers for this post I came across yet another dimension to this problem that I really hadn’t considered before. The Rape Crisis Network Ireland website (RCNI) was somewhere I was searching for statistics and publications, but while looking at their home page I came across a link entitled “Worried someone might find out you’ve visited this site?”
Following this link results in a page of details dedicated to helping you erase your browsing history to the site to help protect you in case someone is watching your every move. How fucked up is that?
This is a serious issue folks and the main reason I wanted to post about this was to ensure that as many people as possible get some visibility on the statistics because it really shocked me that they had climbed so high. Something is seriously wrong in this country when a woman per day is getting raped, and that’s just the cases that are being reported.
Castration is too good for the fuckers that do this.