Greg Booth said:
A 1979 US Justice Department study of 32,000 attempted
rapes show that overall, when rape is attempted, the
completion rate is 36%. But when a woman defends herself
with a gun, the completion rate drops to 3%.
"Rape victimization in 26 American Cities" is indeed a US Justice
Department study, so I can correct all the inaccuracies in the above
32,000 is the estimated number of rapes and attempted rapes by
strangers in the 26 cities surveyed. The number of rapes and
attempted rapes by strangers in the sample was about 1600.
The completion rate for rapes by strangers was 32%.
The 3% completion rate was when the woman "used/brandished gun or
knife" (Response 1, Question 136 on the original survey.)
gun/knife was used for self defence in only 2% of the cases. The
study marks the 3% statistic as "statistically unreliable" since it is
based on less then 50 sample cases.
To give you an idea of how unreliable the 3% statistic is,
the completion rate for white women who used a gun/knife is 14%, while
the completion rate for white women who "resisted without force/took
evasive action" was 6%.
Can we conclude that running away is better than resisting with a gun?