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Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention, 1992-2000

NCJ Number
194530
Date Published
August 2002
Length
4 pages
Author(s)
Callie Marie Rennison Ph.D.
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Statistics
Annotation
This report presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims.
Abstract
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. Highlights include the following: (1) all rapes, 39 percent of attempted rapes, and 17 percent of sexual assaults against females resulted in injured victims, 1992-2000; (2) when a rape or sexual assault was reported to the police, the victim was the most likely to report it; and 45 percent of injured female victims of a reported attempted rape compared to 22 percent of injured victims of an unreported attempted rape received medical treatment, 1992-2000. 3 figures, 4 tables
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