Sexual violence is notoriously difficult to measure, and there is no single source of data that provides a complete picture of the crime.On RAINN’s website, we have tried to select the most reliable source of statistics for each topic.
Furthermore, globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.
In addition to intimate partner violence, globally 7% of women report having been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, although data for this is more limited.
The "WHO Multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence against women" (2005) in 10 mainly low- and middle-income countries found that, among women aged 15-49: A 2013 analysis conduct by WHO with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Medical Research Council, based on existing data from over 80 countries, found that worldwide, almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
The prevalence estimates range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% in the Western Pacific region to 37% in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% in the South-East Asia region.
When assembling these statistics, we have generally retained the wording used by the authors.
Statistics are presented for educational purposes only.Estimates of physical and sexual coercion among college students are even higher, ranging from 20% to 30% (Wekerle , 2009).This report examines the prevalence and characteristics of incidents of police-reported dating violence in Canada.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.Teens often think some behaviors, like teasing and name calling, are a “normal” part of a relationship.Archived information is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes.