Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of severe violence

ATLANTA (AP) -- A U.S. government survey reports that 1 in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners.

The telephone survey, conducted last year, offers some startling new numbers about domestic violence.

One expert called the report's estimate than 1 in 5 U.S. women had been raped or the victim of attempted rape "extremely high." But advocates say rape has been vastly under-reported in the past and the new numbers are plausible.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study Wednesday. It's based on a survey of about 9,000 women.


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  • by Terry Location: Knoxville on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM
    Wonder how long it will take to find out this survey is inaccurate. Sounds like it was done by a left wing group trying to justify added funding.
  • by Gregory Location: Florida on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Now if we can provide the statistics on a professional level and compare these very same criteria against the men that have been assaulted, abused or raped in the same catagories.

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