CDC Survey Finds Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Widespread in the U.S.

December 20, 2011

[Note: This text was published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.]

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story—more than 1 million women are raped in a year and over 6 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year. These findings emphasize that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are important and widespread public health problems in the United States.

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