Drugs and dating violence
73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger ( 48% of perpetrators were a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 17% were an intimate and 8% were another relative.) (National Crime Victimization Survey 2010) Fact #13: 63.84% of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked since age 18 were victimized by a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #14: Of female rape or sexual assault victims in 2010, 25 percent were assaulted by a stranger, 48 percent by friends or acquaintances, and 17 percent were intimate partners.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010). Fact #11: In 2006, 78,000 children were sexually abused.
(Child Maltreatment 2006.) Because majority of cases are not reported, it is estimated that the real number could be anywhere from 260,000-650,000 a year. Fact #12: Almost two-thirds of all rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim.
(Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2003). (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2003).
Fact #31: It is estimated that 43% of lesbian and bisexual women and 30% of gay and bisexual men have experienced at least one form of sexual assault during their lifetimes.
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Fact #10: More than 75% of female victims were raped or sexually assaulted before age 25.
In this study domestic violence included injuries caused by street crime. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials. Fact #27: Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likley to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 14 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
Fact #23: The FBI estimates that only 46% of rapes and sexual assaults are reported to the police. Fact #24: Less than half of domestic violence incidents are reported to police. (Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. (World Health Organization 2003) Fact #28: Sexual violence victims exhibit a variety of psychological symptoms that are similar to those of victims of other types of trauma, such as war and natural disaster (National Research Council 1996).
(New York Times 8/01/01) Fact #18: 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. Fact #21: About one-third of female murder victims ages 12 or older are killed by an intimate partner. Fact #26: Rape victims often experience anxiety, guilt, nervousness, phobias, substance abuse, sleep disturbances, depression, alienation, sexual dysfunction, and aggression.
34.2% of attackers were family members and 58.7 were acquaintances. (Department of Justice 2007) Fact #22: A University of Pennsylvania research study found that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to low-income, inner-city Philadelphia women between the ages of 15 to 44 - more common than automobile accidents, mugging and rapes combined. They often distrust others and replay the assault in their minds, and they are at increased risk of future victimization (De Lahunta 1997).
(Department of Justice 2010) Fact #8: Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.