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Troubling study finds rape incidents are far higher than reported by the U.S. Census Bureau

The incidence of sexual violence is likely sharply underreported in a closely-watched barometer of US crime because of the way it’s designed, an expert panel said Tuesday. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), conducted by the US Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, put the number of rapes…

Study: Nearly 1 in 5 women are victims of sexual assault

A study released Wednesday found that sexual assault and violence against women is much more common in the U.S. than many experts believed. Nearly one in five women have been reported being sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, and one in four say they’ve been hit, kicked or experienced violence at…