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1 in 5 U.S. Women Raped During Their Lifetimes, CDC Reports

Close to half reported experiencing some sort of sexual violence, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.

One in 5 U.S. women have been raped in their lifetimes, a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found.

Additionally, 43.9 percent of women reported experiencing some sort of sexual violence during their lifetimes. The overall numbers for men are much lower, with 1.7 percent reporting they have been raped and 23.4 percent saying they experienced forms of sexual violence during their lifetimes.

The report, looking at sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence are the results of a phone survey completed in 2011.

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