A Lesson In Totalitarianism
The following statement from our Bureau of Justice Statistics may qualify as one of the most irresponsible statements in human history:
This single statement propagated mass hysteria which contributed greatly to American men becoming a third of the men in the world behind bars and perhaps two thirds of the world rape convictions, even though we constitute only 4.5% of the world's population. Our population was 252 million at that time, so 500,000 rapes or sexual assaults then was a rate of 198.4 per 100,000 population. This statement was written by women who had presumably been educated in the once great US education system, hired under affirmative action, and paid by we the taxpayers to make reasoned judgments. Did they even bother to crosscheck their data with simple, easy to understand international rape data? No. Such a routine observation is an imperative for the responsible bureaucrat. They could easily have looked at the UN data for rape convictions worldwide, for example, and realized that in all of Japan, a country with a population of 123 million (half of the population of the US), 1,177 men were convicted of sexual assault in 1990, which is a conviction rate of 1.0 per 100k population. Or they could have looked at Japan's own justice system data which shows that, of those 1,177 convictions, 706 were for indecency, 247 were for bigamy, and only 224 were for rape, which is a conviction rate for rape of 0.18. Had they done such a simple thing, then they might not have been so embarassed today when we the people question why in 1993 American women were 826 times more likely to be raped than Japanese women. If they had seen this data, they might have questioned why our rate of sexual assaults was skyrocketing, at the same time that our prison population was skyrocketing, at the same time that Japan's rate of sexual assault actually declined from 1.3 to 1.0 (from 1980 to 1990). They might have questioned why there were only 0.2 rape convictions per 100,000 population in Japan by 1996, when hysterical feminists announced that a record 550,000 American women were raped. They wouldn't have had to explain to us why they think that the American woman was more than a thousand times more likely to be raped than the Japanese, Syrian, Indian, or Singaporean woman.
Much worse than that, their failure to sound the alarm to warn American men about the increasing probability that they might be falsely accused of sexual abuse, to warn the public about the millions of American women who were LYING, fanned the flames of mass hysteria in this country and put between 220,000 and 1.1 million American men in prison for sexual assault this year.
This is an incarceration rate 73 to 665 times higher, and a conviction rate 150 to 707 times higher, than Japan.
Japan is not an exception to the rule. Singapore, Syria, and Trinidad have even lower rates of rape convictions than Japan. India with almost a billion citizens, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Portugal have rates equivalent to Japan, and there is no evidence that women in those countries suffer any adverse effects. They in fact they benefit greatly from significantly lower tax burdens than American women. It is of serious concern to the English, and rightly so, that their rate is five times higher than Japan's, particularly since it has increased so dramatically recently under the tutelage of feminists. Austria, Finland, France, Poland, Netherlands, Uruguay, Scotland, Israel, and Hungary have rates slightly higher than England, but all of their rates are much less than a tenth of ours.
It qualifies as the most astonishing, irresponsible, irrational, destructive, biased, ignorant claim you will hear in your lifetime! The consequences have yet to be fully understod but it cannot avoid being utterly devastating to men and to society. Did even one of our politicians, mediots, bureaucrats, economists, or educators raise even one objection, though? Has anyone heard of even ONE? Not yet.
The National Crime Victimization Survey and the 1999 US Statistical Abstract reported that there were 311,000 sexual assaults in the US in 1997, which is 117 sexual assaults per 100,000 population. 62% of them were rape or attempted Rape and the other 38% were Other Sexual Assault. Figure 16, Page 17, of BJS, Correctional Publications in the US, 1993 (NCJ-156241) reports that there were 33,800 arrests for rape and 54,300 arrests for other sexual assaults in 1994, for a total of 88,100 arrests, or a rate of 33.2. A straight line extrapolation of that table shows 100,300 arrests in 1997 and 134,402 in the year 2001. Of those, 58,392 were convicted and 40,875 were imprisoned in 1996, conviction and imprisonment rates of 22 and 15.4 respectively. The average prison term served for rape is five years and for other sexual assault is 3 years, so the BJS data suggests that 164,949 inmates in the US were convicted of sexual assault in 1996. This is a rate of 62.2, and consisted of 8.2% of the 1996 prison population.
Conversely, for sexual assaults in Japan in 1996, there were 1,483 reports to the police, 1,117 arrests , 242 convictions, 242 prison admissions, and 726 inmates in prison, rates of 1.2, 0.9, 0.2, 0.2, and 0.6 per 100,000 population, respectively.
It is virtually impossible for the average person viewing our national data from any of the government sponsored justice statistical sources to know that in 1997, compared to Japanese men, American men were 97 more likely to be accused, 42 times more likely to be arrested, 112 times more likely to be convicted, 78 times more likely to be sentenced, and 105 times more likely to be imprisoned for sexual assault. And you would not know from the way the data is presented that the rates are still increasing dramatically, nor that the BJS data predicts that by the year 2000, American men will be, resepctively, 130X, 56X, 150X, 104X, and 141X more likely than Japanese men to be accused, arrested, convicted, sentenced, and imprisoned for sexual assault.
You would not easily detect that even this high number would represent only 8.3% of the prison population, whereas the "Survey of State Prison Inmates, 1991" from the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 10-14% of those in state prisons were convicted of sexual assault. It's impossible to explain how this proportion might have decreased at the same time that our prison population almost doubled, and at the same time that Property Offenses decreased 38%, Murder and Negligent Homicide decreased 28%, Robbery decreased 30%, Assault decreased 23.5%, Other Violent decreased 12.6%, and Rape decreased 47%. Rather than increasing, there should have been 246,650 fewer prison inmates just due to this reduction in crime alone. Assuming the rate of increase in Public-order Offenses, Other Offenses, and Kidnapping tracked with the 7% population increase during that time (an increase of 6,661 inmates), and that Drug Offenses increased 43% (an increase of 104,999 inmates), there should have been only 954,090 men behind bars in 2000. Our skyrocketing sexual assault conviction rate is the only way to explain the difference.
BJS reports that Sexual Assaults increased 6 fold between 1980 and 1990, but the data since then is conspicuously absent from their web site. Without any other factors being involved, in order to achieve a prison population by the year 2000 of two million, sexual assault convictions would have had to have increased 18 fold in the last decade of last century, putting 1,045,910 American men in prison for sexual assault--a rate of 382 per 100,000 population.
Something was already suspicious, though, about the 22,957 of the 648,432 state prison inmates who were convicted of rape in 1991 (who had a total of 30,660 victims), and of the 42,635 inmates who were convicted of "Other Sexual Assault" (who had a total of 55,188 victims). This is a total of 65,592 inmates and 85,848 victims, which is 1.3 victims for each inmate. This would require that a large proportion of these inmates had multiple victims. It is now known, though, that many of these inmates were convicted on the basis of false testimony from one serial "victim", which should have resulted in more inmates than victims. And the damages caused by these sexual abusers is almost impossible to identify. Zero percent of their victims had been shot by a handgun, rifle, or assault weapon, had teeth or bones broken, or were knocked unconscious. Even though inmates convicted of sexual assault represented 20% of violent inmates, only 0.007% of them caused internal injuries to their victims, only 0.005% bruised, cut, or scratched them, and only 0.01% of them wounded them with a knive or sharp object, making a mockery of the term "violent". "Violent" sexual abusers were awfully non-violent, especially compared to the violence caused by the women who falsely accused many of them, and even at that serial rapists represented considerably less than 1% of the inmates in 1991. They most likely represent an even smaller percentage today.
The problem is not that Japanese men are less prone to violence than American men. There are plenty who would argue that they are much more violent, particularly survivors from the Rape of Nanking or the forced marches during WWII. And it is not that Japanese women would fail to or refuse to report being raped--Japan is a patriarchal culture which takes the protection of its women very seriously. The problem is that we now have unscrupulous and emotional women judges and prosecutors in the US who accept the most outlandish claim against men and relish the cutting of corners in the judicial process to "get even with men for eons of discrimination against women". This by itself demonstrates the limited intellectual capacity for which they should again be banned from law. They present their findings to juries which now contain emotional and irrational women jurors (who weren't allowed to be jurors for the two centuries after ratification of the Constitution) whose presence on juries created complete legal havoc. Feminists proclaim that women don't lie and even non-feminist women got caught up in the outrageous mass hysteria which followed.
Of the 970,000 American men admitted to jails and prisons in 2000, a minimum of 56,000 and as many as 266,000 were convicted of sexual assault. This is between 5.8% and 27.4% of the inmates, a rate between 20.6 and 97.1 per 100,000 population. At the high end, this is 674 times greater than the rate in Cyprus, and at the low end it is more than three times higher than New Zealand, Swaziland, Belgium, Australia, or Armenia. It is 14 to 68 times higher than the world average of 1.4 and makes the American man 41% to 76% of the men in the world who are convicted of sexual assault.
It is a travesty of justice of uncomprehensible proportions.