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Sexual Violence in Youth: Findings from the 2012 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

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Published Date
January, 2012

Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) show:

  • Sexual violence is common in youth and is usually committed by someone the victim knows.
  • Early sexual violence experiences make children and adolescents more likely to become victims again in adulthood.
  • Girls and young women are more likely to be victims of rape, while boys and young men are more likely to experience being forced into penetrating someone else.
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