Statistics (don't be one!) FBI Crime Reports found that males are victimized at rates 22% higher than females. Rape and sexual assault are the exception; females were raped at a rate about eight times that of males. Males are more likely to be victimized by a stranger, females by someone they know. 7 out of 10 sexual assault victims know their offender. A woman who fights back gains an 86% chance of avoiding the rape and incurs little chance of additional injury. Most injuries occur before the woman starts fighting back. Women using knives or guns in self defense were raped less than 1% of the time. (Kleck and Sayles, 1990) Young people aged 12 - 24 are most often the victims of a violent crime. Students age 12 through 18 were victims of about 186,000 serious violent crimes at school, and about 476,000 away from school. (1999) Persons age 16 -19 are raped at 35 times that of persons age 50 - 64 and are twice as likely to be robbed as persons age 25 - 34. Most homicide victims were young. In 1998, 63% of murder victims were under 35, and about 11% were under age 18. Workplace violence accounted for 18% of all violent crime between 1993 to 1999. At work or on duty, U.S. residents experienced over 1.7 million violent victimizations annually including 325,000 aggravated assaults, 36,500 rapes , 70,000 robberies, and 900 homicides. Weapon use : In about 1 : 4 (26%) of violent crimes, a weapon was present. Offenders had weapons in 6% of rapes and 55% of robberies in 2000. Homicides are most often committed with handguns. In 1999, 65% of homicides were committed with guns, 13% with knives, 6% with blunt objects, and 16% with other weapons. For upcoming course info. or to schedule on-site training Email Cordelia Clancy, Director of training.

For upcoming course info. or to schedule on-site training Email Cordelia Clancy, Director of training.