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Legalized prostitution means less rape

2014-07-18 23:09:15.720386+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Study: Rhode Island accidentally decriminalized prostitution, and good things happened:

More surprising was the finding that forcible rape offenses fell by 31 percent in Rhode Island from 2004 to 2009, as decriminalized indoor sex work scaled up in the state. This translates to 824 fewer reported rapes. The majority of the reduction in rapes came from Providence, where the state's sex work is concentrated.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-07-20 19:27:50.193383+00 by: Dan Lyke

From Shadow: Washington Post covers the same story.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-07-23 15:05:20.289946+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oooh, fascinating: MeFi user scunning was one of the authors and talks about methodology and data collection.