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    57.7% of children age 1 month to 17 years have been exposed to violence in the past year1

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    Only 44% of all violent victimizations against females are reported to police2

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    Nearly 1 in 9 female teens reported experiencing physical dating violence in the last year3

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    Nearly 1 in 9 female teens reported experiencing sexual dating violence in the last year3

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    In 2015-16, about 6% of students in grades 9–12 reported that they had been threatened or injured with a weapon on school property during the previous 12 months1

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    In 2015, about 5% of students ages 12-18 reported that they avoided at least one school activity or class, or one or more places in school, during the previous school year because they thought someone might attack or harm them1

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    In postsecondary schools, the number of forcible sex crimes on campus increased 262% between 2001 and 20151

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    19% of women in the U.S. have been raped during their lifetimes1

    79% of these victims were first raped before age 251

    44% of women experience other forms of sexual violence1

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    16.9% of female college freshmen reported sexual contact by physical force or incapacitation2

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    12.8% of female college undergraduates report being victim of intimate partner violence2

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    31.6% of female college undergraduates with a disability reported sexual contact by physical force or incapacitation2

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    15% of women have been victims of stalking2

    54% were first stalked before age 252

    61% were stalked by a current or former intimate partner2

    25% were stalked by an acquaintance2

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    1 in 4 stalking victims report some form of cyberstalking1

    83% email1

    35% instant messaging1

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    46% of stalking victims fear of not knowing what will happen next1

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    8.9% of people ages 18-24 have been victims of stalking or harrassment1

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    Less than 1/3 of states classify stalking as a felony upon first offense3

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    In 2015-16, 23% of female students ages 12–18 reported being bullied at school during the school year1

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    19% of kids who report being bullied at school say the bullying has somewhat or a lot of negative effect on how they feel about themselves1

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    In 2015-16, 14% of 15-year-old students attended schools that reported that student learning was hindered, to some extent or a lot, by students intimidating or bullying other students1

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    In 2015-16, 12% of public schools reported that bullying occurred among students at least once per week1

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    57% of women who experience sexual harassment or assault suffer their first experience before age 171

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    48% of lesbian or bisexual women report experiencing sexual assault1

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    61.9% of female college undergraduates report being sexually harassed2

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    56% of girls in grades 7-12 report experiencing some form of sexual harassment3

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    Only 12% of girls in grades 7-12 reported sexual harassment incidents to a teacher, guidance counselor, or other adult at school3

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