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Do rape statistics take into account the number of unreported rapes?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (19044points) November 5th, 2010

Do statistics for rape and sexual assault take into account all the incidents not reported? Example: According to the US Department of Justice, 1 in 6 women are victims of sexual assault. But is that one in 6 women will report being assaulted, or 1 in 6 are assaulted, and the number has been already adjusted for unreported assaults based on a statistic saying that x number of assaults aren’t reported? I can’t figure out where to find the info on how they came up with the numbers.

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