You think guns are a problem?
A rare serious post by me, quite shocking stats
85 UK women are suspected to have been killed by men between January and August this year. 85 women dead in 243 days is one woman dead every 2.8 days.
150 UK women suspected to have been killed by men in 2014. 150 women in 365 days is one woman dead every 2.43 days.
Since 1996, there have been 209 women murdered in the Republic of Ireland. 131 women (62%) were killed in their own homes. (Women's Aid Female Homicide Media Watch, September 2015)
In the resolved cases 86women (55%) were murdered by a partner or ex-partner. (Women's Aid Female Homicide Media Watch, September 2015)
Another 53 (34%) women were killed by someone they knew (e.g. brother, son, neighbour, acquaintance). Thus, a total of 139 women (89%) were killed by someone known to them. In all of the resolved cases, 99% of perpetrators were male and 1% was female. (Women's Aid Female Homicide Media Watch, September 2015)
In 2014, there were 16,464 incidents of domestic violence against women disclosed during 13,655 contacts with Women's Aid Direct Services. There were 10,653 incidents of emotional abuse, 2,470 incidents of physical abuse and 1,746 incidents of financial abuse disclosed. In the same year, 595 incidents of sexual abuse were disclosed to our services including 176 rapes. The Women's Aid National Helpline responded to 11,167 calls in 2014. (Women's Aid Impact Report 2014)
Between January 2007 and September 2008, 102 women were identified by ten services as being trafficked into or through Ireland. These women were aware of a further 64 women who were trafficked into Ireland. None of the 102 women knew they were specifically being recruited for the sex industry. [Kelleher Associates (2009) Globalisation, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution: The Experiences of Migrant Women in Ireland, Dublin: Immigrant Council of Ireland.]
Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across national borders. Approximately 80% of these people are women and girls and up to 50% are minors. The majority of these women and girls are trafficked into commercial sexual exploitation. [Trafficking in Persons Report, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State, June 2007]
The annual global profits made from human trafficking for forced commercial sexual exploitation are estimated at US$27.8billion. [Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: Estimating the Profits Working Paper, ILO, Geneva, 2005]
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Great post but too serious for my little brain TBH
Originally Posted by Dick
People are stupid. A person is a rational creature. Usually. give em a gun and that person will people all over town.