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I think it is easiest to google search for a porn video than any other thing. What I notice is that whenever a sexual criminal is caught and when Police search for his belongings, almost every time Police find a pen drive of very high storage full of pornography or the criminal's computer/s is/are filled with excessive porn videos. One more important thing to notice is that often the victims quote that the criminal/s made them to watch (many a times the victims are not adult) those porn videos and to mimic what's happening in it.

This question here claims that sexual offenses have gone down with easy availability of porn, but that's the case (if true at all) in developed nations where the punishment for sexual offenses are very strict, but in developing countries where Police and Courts are over-busy with the matters of Governmental corruptions and crimes sexual offenses many a times go unnoticed.

I read somewhere that we feel excited and aroused when we see an unclad body's image because our brains tell us that it's time for reproduction and the person in the image is a right candidate for the reproduction (we are evolved like that). But in the pornographic videos things are different, and they cause people to go mad and imitate the acts done in the video.

All right, let's have a look at some so called notable claims: In this link we find a governmental minister saying:

that pornography is incitement to rape

Pornography is banned in China, and this link says

Pornography is strictly forbidden in China. Those who produce, disseminate, or sell “obscene materials” could be jailed for life, according to the country’s criminal law.

So, you see production of pornography is a crime in China. Not only China but other countries too see Pornography as crime, Philippines's ISPs banned pornography by saying

the sites have been blocked because of anti-child-pornography laws.

Rich countries know that they, ISPs and porn industries make a lot of money by pornographic sites so they don't completely ban it (just like government realized that imposing high tax on alcoholic beverages would benefit them more than prohibiting the alcohol) but they know and when the truth.

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Unfortunately I don't have a nice thesis to link you to - My Ex GF tried to do her PHD on this (Protective factors on the exposure of violent pornography with regards to violent crime), however it got rejected by her uni's ethics board so it remained unresearched.

However; we can still point out there is basically no correlation using publicly available data: Here is the popularity of each US state searching PornHub for what many would consider violent pornography:

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From PornHubs BDSM insights

And here is the rape rate per capita in the US by state

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That correlation is not strong at all.

  • Vermont is most into violent porn. The're about average in sexual crime.
  • Oregon is second. They're just above average.
  • Mississippi is the least into violent porn, they're also very low in sexual crime.
  • Second least is Lousisana. They're just above average in violent crime.
  • The most sex crime occurs in Alaska, which is very near average in violent porn consumption.
  • Second most is in Michigan, which is about average in violent porn consumption.
  • The least sex crime occurs in New Jersey, which is about average violent porn consumption.
  • Maine is 4th highest searchers for violent porn, and 8th safest for sexual crime.
  • New Hampshire is 3rd highest searcher for violent porn, but a bit safer than average.
  • West virginia is 8th highest searcher for violent porn, but safer than the average.

Hong Kong consumes GlobalAverage+61% of violent porn. United States consumes GlobalAverage-13% violent porn. Hong Kong has per capita rape rate thats 48th in the world. The USA has per capita rape rate that 9th in the world. Your 17 times more likely to be raped in the USA than Hong Kong.

This relationship holds true even if 90% of rapes in Hong Kong are unreported and we assume that there are 0 unreported rapes in USA. The USA would still have 1.7 times the sexual crime rate per capita that Hong Kong does.

The correlation is pretty weak. If there's any correlation it may in fact be slightly negative.

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  • That last sentence comparing Hong Kong to the USA is comparing crime recorded by the police. Social factors can skew these a great deal; its entirely possible that actual rape is more common in Hong Kong, but it gets recorded by the police much less. – Paul Johnson Sep 20 at 11:49
  • @PaulJohnson Of course it is. Same with the USA. And everywhere else. This report estimates it as 90% go unreported. That's still 1.7 times better than the US's reported rate. – Ash Sep 20 at 11:55
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    Thank you at least for answering, I shall take some time in reading your answer. – Knight admires Chappo Sep 20 at 12:03
  • I was thinking of some other porn sites who keep track of viewers. Do you know some? – Knight admires Chappo Oct 1 at 15:22

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