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Full report of the prevalence, incidence, and consequences of violence against women
  • Published Date:
    November 2000
  • Source:
    NIJ special report
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 278.90 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute of Justice (U.S.) ; National Violence Against Women Survey. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; ... More ▼
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  • Description:
    Research on violence against women has exploded in the past 20 years, particularly in the areas of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. Despite this outpouring of research, many gaps exist in our understanding of violence against women. For instance, reliable information on minority women’s experiences with violence is still lacking. Few empirical data exist on the relationship between different forms of violence against women, such as victimization in childhood and subsequent victimization. Finally, empirical data on the consequences of violence against women, including their injury rates and use of medical services, are lacking.

    To further understanding of violence against women, the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention jointly sponsored, through a grant to the Center for Policy Research, a national survey that was conducted from November 1995 to May 1996. The National Violence Against Women (NVAW) Survey sampled both women and men and thus provides comparable data on women’s and men’s experiences with violent victimization.

    This NIJ Research Report presents findings from the NVAW Survey on the prevalence and incidence of rape, physical assault, and stalking; the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims; and injured victims’ use of medical services. The data show that violence is more widespread and injurious to women’s and men’s health than previously thought—an important finding for legislators, policymakers, intervention planners, and researchers as well as the public health and criminal justice communities.

    This research was sponsored under award number 93-IJ-CX-0012 by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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