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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, February 9, 2006

New NIJ Rape Study

"More than 300,000 women and almost 93,000 men are raped annually, according to the National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS). Researchers found differences in rape prevalence relating to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as other factors such as whether victims were first raped as minors. Despite widespread public education, rape remains a largely underreported crime; and despite increased levels of research over the past few decades, significant gaps remain in understanding rape victimization. This National Institute of Justice Special Report takes a detailed look at the NVAWS findings and the researchers' recommendations for future research.  The report is available online at the NIJ Web site at:"

I for one am surprised that the female-male rape ratio is only  about 3-1. [Jack Chin]

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