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Publication Violence Against Women: Estimates from the Redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey

Ronet Bachman, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics, Linda E. Saltzman, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 16, 1995    NCJ 154348

This BJS Special Report is the first release of the 1992-93 estimates of violence against women after an extended effort to improve the victimization survey's ability to measure violence against women. The survey now asks more explicit and direct questions about sexual assaults and other victimizations perpetrated by known offenders. Data include annual number of violent victimizations, rapes, and sexual assaults against women; number perpetrated by intimates (including husbands, ex-husbands, boyfriends, and ex-boyfriends); rates for violence by intimates for women versus rates for men; rates for violence and sexual assaults by strangers; age and family income of female victims of violence; and rates of injury.

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