New Yorkers React To Alarming Study About Domestic Violence, Rape

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A new report by a federal government agency reveals some disturbing statistics about sexual violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 1 in 4 women have been the victim of domestic violence and 1 in 5 have either been raped or are the victim of an attempted rape.

LINK: Read The Full Report From The CDC

According to a summary of the study, “more than half (51.1 percent) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8 percent by an acquaintance.” The survey also said that 52.4 percent of male victims said they were raped by an acquaintance.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Reports From The West Village

Women in the West Village told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan that while the numbers are shocking, they reflect a grim reality.

“I think it’s true. I think it’s real, sounds accurate. I know somebody that has been beaten by her boyfriend,” one woman said.

Some women even said they believe the numbers in the study might be low because many women don’t come forward when they are victimized.

“It did seem a little high, but then when you think about people who didn’t come out, it sounds realistic,” said another woman.

The study, which surveyed 9,000 women, also found results indicating that most female victims of a “completed rape” (79.6 percent) experienced their first rape before the age of 25. Furthermore, 42.2 percent experienced their first completed rape before they were 18 years old.

For men, more than a quarter victims of completed rape experienced their first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger.

What do you make of the study?  Share your thoughts in the comments section…

  • lieutenantdanl

    This reporting is not entirely correct. Left out is the important issue that a large percentage of men are Domestic Violence survivors and that women are the
    perpetrators and please keep in mind that large amounts of men do not report
    that they have been assaulted.
    The study apparently leaves out children who are survivors of domestic violence as well.
    Children do not have to have been beaten to be a survivor. A child witnessing DV can and is recognized as a victim.
    I hear no mention of DV in gay relationships either.
    I am saddened by the fact that politics and money play too much of an important roll in a study. I speculate that feminist organizations and feminist lawyers have personal agendas that are deeply rooted by money and profit
    and their hatred toward men in general.
    If some neutral professional could investigate a study I speculate that we would find that we are being duped by carpetbaggers and profiteers. Individuals and groups that control the study and steer the study into the direction they chose for personal profit and more tax funding for VAWA.
    I would like to see a neutral study and a in-depth sophisticated study conducted so that as a society we can help to correct the problem of DV
    in an honest and meaningful way. This is the only way to help put an end to DV.
    But the people in control would lose a large amount of their wealth, wouldn’t they? If we could end DV than these people would lose their careers.

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