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February 6th, 2013 WW Editorial Staff | News Stories
 

The Violence Persists

Fewer reports, but still a big problem.

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Violent crime has dropped in Portland in the past decade, including assaults. But the percentage of assaults that involve domestic violence has decreased only slightly—from 48 percent in 2001, to 43 percent last year.

Percent of Oregon women who have been a victim of sexual assault: 55

Percent of all U.S. women: 44

Percent of Oregon women who have been raped in their lifetime: 27

Percent of all U.S. women: 18

Percent of U.S. women first victimized before 18 years of age: 80

Number of cases of violence against women that involve an intimate partner: 1 in 5

Percentage of homicides of women committed by an intimate partner: 46


SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Department of Human Services

 

 
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