Sunday, July 3, 2011

Further rape statistics

73% of sexual assaults are committed by a non-stranger.
38% of rapists are friends or acquaintances of the victim.
28% are intimate partners of the victim.
7% are relatives of the victim.
6 in 10, or 60% of rapes occur in the home of the victim, or in the home of a friend or relative of the victim.

From the U.S. Department of Justice's National Criminal Victimization Study [2005] and Sex Offense and Offenders Study [1997].

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