NISVS counted 1.27 million total sexual acts of forced penetration for women over the past year (including completed, attempted, and alcohol or drug facilitated). NCVS counted only 188,380 for rape and sexual assault. And the FBI, which collects its data from local law enforcement, and so only counts rapes and attempted rapes that have been reported as crimes, totaled only 85,593 for 2010.
It’s a real cause for alarm that there is such a huge discrepancy between the national survey that most closely follows the approach recommended by the experts and the ones that don’t, yet are more often cited.
Gabe takes up the story: “Paul said, ‘Is this a movie then?’ And we said, ‘Yes’. ‘Not television?’ Paul said. ‘No, Paul’. You could see him thinking. He said, ‘Does that mean there’ll be a premiere?’ We were like, ‘Yes, probably there’ll be a premiere’. He said: ‘Would I have to come to that?’ We said: ‘I’m sure we would want you to come to that. Would you like to?’ ‘No,’ he said. ‘Not massively’.”
"Indeed, African countries have been going off in different directions since about 2000, says Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, political scientist of Africa at Oxford university. Despite certain shared drivers – Chinese investment, cheap mobile phones, the end of the cold war – these countries have diverged sharply. Africa now has fast-growing democracies like Ghana and Botswana; repressive mini-Chinas like Rwanda and Ethiopia; corrupt oil states like Angola and Gabon; failed states like Chad and Somalia; and north Africa post-Arab spring. Not much connects these experiences."