New figures from Ireland show gendered and structural nature of sexual violence
News author: EWL
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2011-01-10 13:54:00 / News read 1485 reading
According to statistics on sexual violence released by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland:
- 85.2% of all victims are female.
- 95.7% of perpetrators are male.
- The majority (60.7%) of sexual violence victims are children. 30.4% experience sexual violence as adults only and a further 8.9% suffer violence as both children and adults.
- For women, the risk of sexual violence does not decrease as much as for men with age. 84% of male victims experience sexual violence as children only. For females, 33.4% suffer from sexual violence as adults only and another 10% suffer as both children and adults.
- Women are more likely to experience more severe forms of sexual violence. 58.9% of female victims are raped and 38.6% experience sexual assault. For men and boys the figures are reversed, with 57.1% reporting sexual assault and 38.6% rape.
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