No, no it doesn't, nor should it.
One needs to divorce themselves from any emotional attachments when discussing such.
You are speaking along the terms of 'Retributive Justice'. Something that has been shown to have little if any affect on actual crime.
Secondly, whether or not I have been raped doesn't matter one bit unless I am letting it bias my position. Which I am not.
I think I understand the 'Rape' issue better that you think I do.
A persons personal suffering (after the fact) is part of the reason it is against the law in the first place and that personal suffering varies just as their opinions vary on what should be done with the rapist. For some death isn't good enough.
And because those opinions are mostly fueled by emotion, it is a great example of why punishment should be devoid of such.
In addition, five years is not a "short stint".
As for statistics. lol
Since you mentioned statistics like you know what you are talking about and I don't; Let me inform you as to the following.
These are the current published Government Stats so don't complain about the dates.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994
Those who have committed sexual assaults have the 2nd lowest recidivism rate. Homicide being the lowest. Rape coming in at 3rd lowest.
Please note that these are only rearrests, not new convictions.Within 3 years of release, 2.5% of released rapists were rearrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for a new homicide.
(First page, Highlights.)
And 2.5% isn't high at all.