Shocking stats.

I have mentioned before that quite shockingly 1 in every 2 women that is raped will suffer with PTSD. Every time I decide to google statistics around the subject of sexual assault/rape/ and or partner abuse my stomach just drops, it really does.

I wanted to write a blog post detailing them. I know men also suffer with rape and sexual abuse, but just because I link it to my experience I have focused on female statistics. I do find it truly shocking, shocking and upsetting:

  • Approx 90% of women who have been raped know the perpetrator prior to the offence being carried out. (Telegraphy Study, 2015).
  • However 80% of women do not report the crime
  • UK reported as having 85,000 rapers per year.

The subject of Partner Abuse is one that holds the greatest interest for me.

“The damage done when a woman is raped by her partner can be extremely serious. The experience of rape for a woman in this situation is compounded by a complete breach of trust by someone once loved – often the foundation of her personal life and security. Inevitably, this can leave her fearful of what confronting that might mean”.

  • Recent global prevalence figures indicate that 1 in 3 (that is 35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime (WHO, 2016).

Shocking right? I have more to write but even just confronting this has given me a panic attack and I feel absolutely sick to the pit of my stomach.

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2 thoughts on “Shocking stats.

  1. Thank you for writing about this difficult topic. It is horrifying how often this crime occurs and how many rapists just get away with it. People need to wake up and realize that rape and assault happen everywhere, whether or not it’s reported.

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