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percent in 2010.The statistics bureau was able to calculate thepercentage of these crimes reported to police because its victimization studies are based oninterviews with citizens about both reported and unreported crimes. That datacan then be compared to police reports of crimes.-Out of the 283,200 annual average rapes or sexual assaults in the period from2005 to 2010, only about 12 percent resulted in an arrest. That was for bothincidents reported to police and those that were not reported."The 12 percent figure should puncture the public's illusion that rape victims canachieve justice through reporting to law enforcement," said Koss. Koss said many people think that this low percentage of arrests stems from false reports —alleging an incident that did not happen. It isn't a result of that, said Koss. Shesaid the actual rate of false reports ranges from 2 percent to 4 percent.One commonly held notion about sexual violence proved to be accurate. In 3 outof 4 incidents of sexual violence, the offender was a family member, intimatepartner, friend or acquaintance, the survey found.The report focuses on sexual violence that includes completed, attempted andthreatened rape or sexual assault. The study was compiled from the NationalCrime Victimization Survey, which collects information on nonfatal crimes from anationally representative sample of people age 12 or older.
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