Rape At 20-Year Low As DNA And Investigation Procedures Improve

October 7, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The number of rapes in the United States is at a 20 year low as DNA keeps perpetrators in prison, and offer women more reason to come forward with their stories.

The FBI has released a report stating that the number of women who report rapes per years are now at 89,000, down from over 109,000 just a few years ago, and that the number of those cases that are properly prosecuted have increased significantly.

“We have seen reform in how police work with victims, gather evidence and investigate rape; we’ve seen increased awareness of the crime, and we’ve seen better prosecution,” Michael Males of the San Francisco Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice was quoted by USA Today.

“Hospitals now have rape kits that they didn’t have 40 years ago.”

In addition to all of this, DNA technology has increased in recent years, making it easier to isolate a single suspect, especially in the case of repeat offenses. With such solid evidence it tow, lengthier sentences are possible, keeping rapists behind bars.

The fact that a woman is seen as a victim is also to account for the increase in victims willing to come forward. The past tendency to question whether she was ‘asking for it’ is over, and such a defense is likely to spark outrage in today’s world.

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