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    So this just came up on my Facebook.. I guess it really is a rare thing to be sexually assaulted/harassed by a stranger : /
    *sarcasm noted*
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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarSkull View Post
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    So this just came up on my Facebook.. I guess it really is a rare thing to be sexually assaulted/harassed by a stranger : /
    That's terrible. And yes, very uncommon.

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    Where i live i can think straight of the top of my head at least 3 women being attacked while jogging early morning/ early evening in the past 6 months. Thats without even looking in the news.
    I dont think it is that uncommon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    Where i live i can think straight of the top of my head at least 3 women being attacked while jogging early morning/ early evening in the past 6 months. Thats without even looking in the news.
    I dont think it is that uncommon.
    I have to agree, it's not as uncommon as PPs seem to think. The stats posted earlier in the thread were from 2002/2003, that's 10 years ago.

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    It is still very uncommon to be attacked by a stranger.

    Every woman (generalization) fears that random attack but as pp have said its far more common to be attacked by someone you know.

    We usually don't hear these stories reported as the police do not need the publics assistance in apprehending the assailant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    Where i live i can think straight of the top of my head at least 3 women being attacked while jogging early morning/ early evening in the past 6 months. Thats without even looking in the news.
    I dont think it is that uncommon.
    http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/statistics.html

    "Only 1% of the women surveyed identified having been raped by a stranger."

    http://www.nswrapecrisis.com.au/Port...nd%20Facts.pdf

    Myth: Sexual assault is committed in dark alleys by strangers.
    Fact: In 70% of sexual assaults the offender is a family member, friend, work or school colleague. Of the remaining 30%
    the offender is usually someone the victim meets socially or dates. Most sexual assaults occur in the victim or perpetrators home, car or workplace. Sexual assault by a stranger accounts for less than 1% of sexual violence and an attack by a stranger in a dark place is even less common (b).

    You might not think its that uncommon, but the numbers show it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebopeep2013 View Post
    I am concerned for a friend who does the most stupidest of things. We live in an imperfect world but we don't deserve bad things to happen to us. In saying that no woman asks for assaults but my friend doesn't use wisdom and it concerns me. She walks alone in a big park and she tells me lots of people are walking. On Saturday she met a young man in the park. She said he was well-dressed and told her he was waiting for a friend. She decided to chat with him and asked him about his life, etc. When she left him, he followed her and, he said some sexual things to her and went into the toilet. She began walking faster and then, noticed he was following her.Her daughter told her that he must have found her attractive and it was a good thing. I am just appalled at comments like this. She told me she reported him to the Police and has given them a name(he even was silly enough to give her his name)... The thing which concerns me is that she is going back to the park and won't let this alarm her and feels it's ok to talk to strangers. She said that she believed every word he said about his life. She feels as though HE should have treated her better. She is on the lookout for another relationship and I am hoping she is not looking for it in a stranger.... She is nearly 50..
    Your friend was there during the day I take it? That is a perfectly normal thing to do in my book, I chat to stangers occasionally in public places, no problem. He was rude, and she reported him, good call on her part.

    Her daughter is obviously immature, so I wouldn't give her comments a second thought really.

    I also would not let one incident stop me from going back to that park, when we curtail our lives like that, 'they've' won.

    I really think nothing she has done is remotely concerning, and being 50 years old, she can look after herself.

    If she is looking to meet someone, I personally think meeting someone in a park is far preferable to meeting someone in a pub!

    It's nice to be concerned, but I think your reaction to her situation (and the title of this thread) is pretty over the top.
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    There is a lot of research that shows that rape is almost always pre planned (not spontaneous or opportunistic), is not a crime about sex but power and is therefore not "provoked" by the victims choice of clothing or being drunk or being in a park etc.

    This has some really good info or anyone interested:

    http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/...0/esteal4b.pdf

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    I think if we all lived our lives according to what is reported in the news, we would be pretty paranoid people. And miserable.

    Domestic violence is far more prevalent, it just doesn't make the news as often, and isn't seen as shocking as something like what happened to poor Jill Meagher. At least one woman in Australia is killed every week by a partner, or ex partner. But people say that women shouldn't be walking alone?!

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    Also, male to male violence is MUCH more common. Why do people never tell their boys/male friends to not walk alone or go out at night? After all, they are FAR more likely to be attacked. And no, I do not believe they should stay home to 'prevent' being attacked, but moreso there need to be harsher punishments for the people causing the attacks.

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