This White Paper’s thesis is that rape prevalence denial is a calculated strategy aimed at silencing rape victims and preventing successful rape prosecutions. Anti-rape activists need to better understand the agendas that propel this campaign, be more aware of the effort’s aims, and take more effective steps to combat this deliberate campaign of misinformation. The overall goal of this paper is to address some of the issues relevant to the controversy over rape statistics. The controversy over the prevalence of rape is explored in this paper in four sections. The first section will examine current trends in rape prevalence. The second and third sections discuss the fuel for the argument that there is a false rape crisis—what we refer to as the Rape Denial Campaign—and the main attack strategies. Finally, the fourth section describes suggestions for combating the Rape Denial Campaign in order to return the issue of combating rape, rather than combating the existence of rape, to the national agenda. The use (and misuse) of data on rape: restoring sexual assault to the national agenda, A White Paper Prepared for the CounterQuo Conference October 17-19, 2008
This report presents detailed information about third-party involvement in violent crime. Third parties include bystanders, other victims, household members, police officers, instigators, or any combination of these. Third parties may play a role in the formation and escalation of violence, may intervene to stop an assault, or may be an eyewitness.
This resource is designed to help public policy officials, health care professionals, and other pertinent professionals understand how rape in America is measured, what the numbers mean, and what the limitations are of existing research.
This article provides facts and figures on violence against women to illustrate the devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole. It provides a specific breakdown for each of the following:
- Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
- Sexual Violence
- Harmful Traditional Practices
- Female Genital Mutilation (Fgm)
- Dowry Murder
- "Honor Killings"
- Early Marriage
- Trafficking In Women and Girls
- HIV/Aids and Violence
- Crimes against Women in Situations of Armed Conflict
- Violence against Women as a Human Rights Violation
This report presents data for 1993 through 1999 from the National Crime Victimization Survey estimating the extent of workplace crime in the United States. The report describes the different types of workplace crimes, their frequency of occurrence, the characteristics of the victims and offenders, victimization by profession, the victim/offender relationship, and how many of these victimizations are reported to law enforcement. Violence in the Workplace
This fact sheet includes worldwide sexual assault statistics along with their resources. It also gives a more specific figure breakdown for each of the following: The United States, Africa, Russia, South Pacific, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Highlighted statistics include:
- 1 out of 3 women worldwide has experienced rape or sexual assault.
- It is estimated that 1 in 3 American women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.
This report examined the prevalence of sexual assault, physical assault, physically abusive punishment, and witnessing an act of violence and subsequent effects on mental health, substance use, and delinquent behavior problems. The study found that youth victimization is clearly linked to mental health problems and delinquent behavior. Results are analyzed across gender and race/ethnicity and translated into national estimates.
This report presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims. The study provides the percentages of completed rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of females that were reported to the police in 1992-2000. The report provides the percentage of victims that were injured and treated from a completed rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. It presents the percentage of those who reported to the police, and the percentage of those victims who received treatment and whose victimization was reported to the police.
In the weeks immediately following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a group of professionals from the fields of rape victim advocacy, law enforcement, emergency medicine, and prosecution began work on developing an anonymous database to measure the extent of sexual violence committed in the aftermath of these hurricanes. This preliminary report is based on the first six months of data collection.
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