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Understanding Sexual Violence Fact Sheet
This 2-page fact sheet provides a basic overview of sexual violence. It is intended for the general public.

Sexual Violence: Facts at a Glance
This fact sheet provides up-to-date data and statistics on sexual violence.

Preventing Violence Against Women: Program Activities Guide
This guide describes CDC's public health activities and research to prevent violence against women.

World Report on Violence and Health
This report is the first comprehensive review of violence on a global scale. Chapter 6 provides detailed information on sexual violence.

  CDC published Sexual Violence Prevention: Beginning the Dialogue

Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Health Care Settings
Consistent definitions are necessary to obtain accurate and reliable estimates of sexual violence.

Data Sources
Data, including the number of violence-related injuries and deaths, help define the magnitude of the problem.

Risk and Protective Factors

Risk and protective factors are important considerations in the development of prevention programs.


Sexual violence can have a devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities.

Prevention Strategies

The current science base includes information on best practices and promising prevention strategies.


Strategies for distributing prevention information and ensuring widespread adoption within communities.

If you are, or someone you know is, the victim of sexual violence and needs help, contact the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE or contact your local emergency services at 9-1-1.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center *

National Violent Death Reporting System

Rape Prevention and Education Program

CDC's Extramural Research Program

Links to online resource information

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Content Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention
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