National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

Results from the CDC’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)  have just been released. You can read the Summary Report here (PDF); the briefer (8 page) Executive Summary here (PDF). Some of the bleak stats:

**Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives.

**More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance; for male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger.

**Most female victims of completed rape (79.6%) experienced their first rape before the age of 25; 42.2% experienced their first completed rape before the age of 18 years.

**More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

You can find additional information on the survey at the following sites:

CDC NISVS page

VAWnet NISVS page

Also, look at the websites for your state coalitions, as several (such as CALCASA) have posted state-specific talking points.

 

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