Brock Turner's 6-Month Jail Sentence Is Sadly Longer Than Most Rapists'

by Alexia LaFata

The whole world (well, except his idiot dad) is collectively outraged that Stanford University rapist Brock Turner will only receive a six-month jail sentence for his crime. However, six months, though small compared to the 14 years he should have gotten, might unfortunately be a better sentence than we thought.

Jezebel uncovered a chilling 2012 analysis of data from the Justice Department conducted by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). The analysis found that 97 percent of rapists receive absolutely no punishment for their crime.

That means Brock Turner is actually going to jail for longer than most, if not all, rapists.

The good news is, according to the analysis, the number of rapes that are reported to the police have indeed increased over the past few years. But, a rise in reports still won't solve the problem entirely. Only one out of four reported rapes actually lead to any arrests, and only one out of four arrests lead to an actual conviction and imprisonment. Also, the majority of rapes (54 percent) are still not reported at all.

Although a more recent RAINN survey shows that fighting sexual violence is one of our nation's top priorities, it's still harrowing to learn most rapists are still getting away with their crimes.