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Old 08-09-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I was researching several wealthy suburb areas in Dallas/FW Metroplex and noticed that one of the suburbs with one of the lowest crime levels (if not the lowest in D/FW) at the same time has significantly higher (3-4 times more) of rape crimes comparing to other upscale areas with higher overall crime levels. Basically on a graph it looks like the only noticeable crime type they have is the rapes. What do you think it might mean?

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Old 08-09-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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This probably denotes that the area has a lot of students staying in it. I'm not sure, but you have pretty good odds of finding some yeyo and roofies at a randomly selected SMU party...
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: beautiful NC mountains!
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It could be that there are more rapes reported in this area. I think there are a lot of rapes that are never reported and I would guess someone without means would be less likely to report this type of crime. Sad really.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Rapes are usually acts of anger. Maybe somebody has a particular hatred for wealthy women or has been rejected a lot.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Sounds like the Ted Bundy of rape - angry after being rejected by a well off girl.
There was also a serial rapist in Seattle - can't think of his name - made for TV movie about him as well starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Dale Midkif. Brilliant performances by both.
ANOTHER movie I yearn to see again!

I think someone like that could be at work.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Actually the movie I alluded to above IS available on DVD - called "Sins of the Mother"
The book which I read first rocked!
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Rape is about power and control over others. No one is perceived to have more power than the wealthy.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:44 AM
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Rape is about power and control over others. No one is perceived to have more power than the wealthy.

True and Mighty Queen's post above true, too. Rape has nothing to do with sex, which some people still think it does--it's just the vehicle used to perpetrate the twisted mind's rage. Maybe an ex-husband or a grounds keeper. No offence to grounds' keepers, but it seems like the landscapers are always the one's arrested!
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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No offence to grounds' keepers, but it seems like the landscapers are always the one's arrested!
Why don't we explore that a bit: yes, the first person arrested is usually some lower level individual that has access to the victim... Law enforcement should probably revisit that practice. I recall that within hours of Natalee Holloway's disappearance, two 'low level' employees of the hotel she was staying in were arrested and spent several days in jail but ultimately had to be released. Far more rich husbands (or ex-husbands) or rich acquaintances, rather than pool boys or landscapers are culpable in the attacks of society women.

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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It could be many things, based on the statistics, maybe the reports are based on where the report actually is generated from, the hospital in the area, where the victims are being treated, and report from that hospital. Or it could be where the rape crisis center is located, and that is where many victims go, and report from that office. Rather than a coorelation with the crimes actually happening in that area.
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