Half of Irish people would not report the rape of someone else, according to survey 1 year ago

Half of Irish people would not report the rape of someone else, according to survey

The findings were revealed as part of Newstalk's Women in Ireland Survey.

A new opinion poll has found that only half of Irish people would report a rape to An Garda Síochána if they knew it happened to someone else.

The same survey, however, shows that eight out of 10 people would report a rape committed against them.

Conducted by Red C for Newstalk's Women in Ireland Survey, the report found that women were far less likely to report an incidence of rape of someone else when compared to men.

In this instance, four out of 10 women said that they would report such an incidence, as opposed to six out of 10 men.

1,009 people took part in the survey, which was conducted between 8 and 13 November.

It also asked participants on the reporting of other sexual assault incidences, including groping or touching without consent, indecent exposure and sexual harassment in the workplace.

The survey found that three quarters of people would report indecent exposure or sexual harassment in the workplace, while two thirds would report groping to the guards.

When asked if they had experienced discrimination, twice as many women as men said they have faced unjust or prejudicial treatment, with younger people as well as those living in Dublin more likely to have experienced gender discrimination.