|Type of victimization |
|Rape and/or physical assault||24.8||7.6||24,972,856||7,048,848|
NOTE: Survey consisted of telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 8,000 U.S. women and 8,000 men. Definitions: Rape includes completed or attempted forced vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Physical assault includes a range of behaviors from slapping and hitting to using a gun. Stalking involves repeated acts of harassment and intimidation with the victim reporting a high level of fear.
Source: National Violence Against Women Survey, National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control, July 2000.
|Findings from the National Violence |
against Women Survey, July 2000
|Gender Issues||Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic|