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Young Women at Highest Risk for Rape, Sexual Assault

by Sabrin

The Family Violence Prevention Fund recently cited a new report from the U.S. Department of Justice which states that victims between the ages of 16 to 24 are experiencing the highest rates of violence.

The report also found the following:

  • Nearly two in three female rape and assault victims (63%) were victimized by someone they knew
  • Intimate partners were responsible for nearly one in five rapes and sexual assaults (18%)
  • Only two in five incidents of rape or sexual assuault (41%) were reported to the police.

Read the Criminal Victimizations Report here.

OAA has increasingly focused its efforts on preventing abuse amongst young South Asians through our new Campus Education Seminars and blog discussions.

We hope you continue to educate yourself and your peers on safe relationships and understanding dating violence.

Please use our blog and discussion forum to connect to numerous service providers to answer your questions about abuse.

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