Self Defense for Women

Self Defense for Women

The US Justice Department statistics on Violence against Women indicates;

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/FEMVIED.PDF

  1. Women age 12 or older annually sustained almost 5 million violent victimizations in 1992 and 1993.
  2. About 75% of all lone-offender violence against women and 45% of violence involving multiple-offenders was perpetrated by offenders whom the victim knew.
  3. In 29% of all violence against women by a lone offender, the perpetrator was an intimate (husband, ex-husband, boyfriend, or ex-boyfriend).
  4. Women were about 6 times more likely than men to experience violence committed by an intimate.
  5. Friends or acquaintances of the victims committed over half of these rapes or sexual assaults. Strangers were responsible for about 1 in 5.