WorldViews: 9 in 10 Indians see rape as a ‘very big problem’

By Terri Rupar, April 22, 2014

Nine in 10 Indians agreed that rape is a "very big problem" in their country, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.

The survey comes in the wake of a gruesome gang rape in December 2012 that shocked the nation. Law enforcement officials and experts say that, despite the passage of tighter sexual-assault laws, prosecutions remain slow and aggressors feel a sense of impunity. A rape occurs every 22 minutes in India, according to government crime records.

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