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The Sexual Victimization of College Women
A joint report from BJS and the National Institute of Justice NIJ that explores the prevalence and nature of sexual assault occurring at colleges throughout the nation. Total correctional population. Local jail inmates and jail facilities. State and federal prisoners and prison facilities. Special populations. Community Corrections Probation and Parole.
Sexual violence is notoriously difficult to measure, and there is no single source of data that provides a complete picture of the crime. Based on those interviews, the study provides estimates of the total number of crimes, including those that were not reported to police. While NCVS has a number of limitations most importantly, children under age 12 are not included , overall, it is the most reliable source of crime statistics in the U. We have also relied on other Justice Department studies, as well as data from the Department of Health and Human Services and other government and academic sources.
It also explores why women did not report crimes to police, and the circumstances surrounding the crime, including the relationship between victim and attacker, and the protective actions the woman attempted. The study noted that projecting results beyond the period surveyed is problematic because it assumes a consistant rate of victimization over the summer, etc. Join us on October 8th at 3pm EST as presenters from the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence discuss their efforts to re-center their work on the needs and experiences of survivors in Indiana. Click here to learn more about how you can take action for DVAM !