Plaid AM Nerys Evans sent a questionnaire to all sitting AM's asking about domestic violence and rape. While staticians would point out that 60 is hardly a good sample for a poll, that wasn't the point. The point was to create publicity around a much more detailed poll on the same subject that was released today.
As a PR move, it certainly worked and has got people talking about the issue and both polls. 3 of the 8 AM's who replied admitted to having been raped in the past. None had been to the Police.
We always hear the statistics that few rape victims make a police complaints. We hear these facts so often we have become numb to them. It's interesting how the anonymous revelations of 3 of our AM's have hammered home the dire message with so much more force than a poll of 700 regular people.
Fair play to the 3 for being honest in their replies.