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Understanding National Rape Statistics

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dc.contributor.author Kilpatrick, Dean
dc.contributor.author McCauley, Jenna
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-21T18:00:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-21T18:00:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kilpatrick, Dean; McCauley, Jenna. (2009). Understanding National Rape Statistics. VAWnet, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 14 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/materials/files/2016-09/AR_RapeStatistics.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/540
dc.description Research Brief en_US
dc.description.abstract Policy makers and those who serve sexual violence victims/survivors need accurate information about violence against women to document the extent of the problem and to develop effective public policy, criminal justice, public health, and prevention programming. Those who seek such information are often frustrated because they are confronted with a confusing and often conflicting array of sexual violence statistics that make it difficult to understand the extent of the problem and whether it is getting better, staying the same or getting worse. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how estimates of sexual violence in the United States are produced, with particular emphasis on major sources of rape statistics at the national level. Although having good estimates of rape at the local and state levels would be particularly valuable for local and state programs, such information is generally lacking, so we will focus this review primarily on rape statistics at a national level. Also, we will focus primarily on the crime of rape as opposed to other types of sexual violence. We will address rape among women and female children, as these cases compose the majority of rapes and therefore constitute the large majority of national estimates. (Author text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Resource Center on Domestic Violence VAWnet en_US
dc.subject Research Overview en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Research en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Girls en_US
dc.subject Gender-based Crime en_US
dc.subject Research Into Practice en_US
dc.title Understanding National Rape Statistics en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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