posted by K .
Can someone help me find the average punishment for forcible rape in the United States?
I know most of it is based on a state level, but I'm having a hard time finding any general information. I need to know the current punishment for rape.
Please help :)
"Prison sentences for rape are not uniform. A study made by the U.S. Department of Justice of prison releases in 1992, involving about 80 percent of the prison population, found that the average sentence for convicted rapists was 11.8 years, while the actual time served was 5.4 years."