Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC

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Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC
Thu, 12-15-2011 - 8:11am

Millions of Americans Are Victims of Sexual Violence: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute in the United States, 24 people are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, according to an estimate from a new federal report.

According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 million American women and men suffer some type of partner violence each year, with by far the biggest burden borne by women.

American women suffer more than 1 million rapes annually, the CDC report said, and almost one in every five women will be the victim of rape at some point in her life.

Men aren't immune from such victimization either, however, with one in seven experiencing intimate partner violence during their lifetime....

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