Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Widespread in the U.S.

Source: PRNewswire

New survey finds these types of violence affect the health of millions of adults

ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to findings released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story – more than 1 million women reported being raped in a year and over 6 million women and men were victims of stalking in a year, the report says.

“This landmark report paints a clear picture of the devastating impact these violent acts have on the lives of millions of Americans,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The information collected in this ongoing survey will serve as a vital tool in the Administration’s efforts to combat domestic violence and sexual abuse. And the report underscores the importance of our Administration’s work to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.”

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