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NISVS 2010 Summary Report

Sexual Violence Victimization

Graph showing the age at time of first completed rape victimization in lifetime among females, NISVS 2010More than three-quarters of female victims of completed rape (79.6%) were first raped before their 25th birthday, with 42.2% experiencing their first completed rape before the age of 18 (29.9% between 11–17 years old and 12.3% at or before age 10) (Figure 2.2).

More than one-quarter of male victims of completed rape (27.8%) were first raped when they were 10 years old or younger (data not shown).

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Stalking Victimization

More than half of female victims were stalked before the age of 25; about 1 in 5 female victims experienced stalking between the ages of 11 and 17.
More than one-third of male victims were stalked before the age of 25; about 1 in 14 male victims experienced stalking between the ages of 11 and 17.

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Violence by an Intimate Partner

24.3% of women and 13.8% of men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partnerAmong victims of intimate partner violence, about 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (e.g., hit with a fist or something hard, beaten, slammed against something) at some point in their lifetime.

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Impact of Intimate Partner Violence

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Eighty-one percent (81%) of women and thirty-five percent (35%) of men who experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner reported at least one impact related to the IPV experiences, such as fear, concern for safety, injury, or having missed at least one day of work or school.

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Physical and Mental Health Outcomes

Women and men who experienced rape or stalking by any perpetrator or physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime were more likely to report frequent headaches, chronic pain, difficulty with sleeping, activity limitations, poor physical health and poor mental health than men and women who did not experience these forms of violence.

"Intimate partner violence, rape, stalking – all of these forms of violence can create toxic stress on the body that is long-lasting and cumulative, and can negatively impact a person's health and well-being for the rest of their life."

Dr. Howard Spivak, Director
Violence Prevention, CDC

 

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