This article claims that:
If a man commits a rape, then he has, on average, a less than 1% chance of being convicted.
If that’s true, then I hope this new app launched in New Delhi helps not only deter acts of rape but lead to convictions for crimes committed.
The phone app “Fight Back” will be launched in November by a local charity and will function as an SOS alert device – sending out a text message with a GPS location to up to five people, including police, and as a post on Facebook and Twitter.
“Safety for women has become such a huge issue here and we felt that citizens of Delhi, where possibly the problem exists the most, could use this type of technological intervention,” said Hindol Sengupta, co-founder of Whypoll, which created the application.
“Women are harassed and molested everywhere on buses, at metro stations, in markets . . . We believe this is Asia’s first phone application aimed at making women safer.”