Interpersonal violence can affect anyone during their lifetime. A report by the 2017 CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found: 

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experienced some form of sexual violence  
  • 1 in 3 of women and 1 in 3 of men experienced sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner 
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men experienced stalking 

In 2016 The National Center for Transgender Equity found that: 

  • Almost half of transgender people experience sexual assault at some point in their lifetime  

Another 2017 study by Valentine and colleagues found that:  

  • Compared to cisgender women, all Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) subgroups reported elevated odds of physical or sexual intimate partner violence, including transgender women (past-year prevalence 12.1%), transgender men (6.6%), gender non-binary individuals (8.2%,), and TGNC individuals who did not report their gender identity (9.1%).  

In 2020, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) conducted the #iSpeak campus climate survey on the Rutgers University–Camden campus to assess the climate around sexual misconduct and dating violence. All students enrolled at Rutgers–Camden during the fall semester were invited to participate in the survey. The number of total participants was 1,236, which represented 17.5% of the entire student body.   

The victimization statistics at Rutgers–Camden are similar to colleges and universities around the country,[1] indicating that undergraduate women and transgender, gender non-binary and gender queer students are at greater risk.[2] Additionally, slightly over 50% of students, who have been in romantic partnerships since coming to campus, have experienced at least one abusive behavior from their partner. 

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Sexual Assault

  • One in five women will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime
  • One in thirty-three men will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime
  • One in four to five women will experience as attempted/complete rape during their college career
  • Sexual assault is the 2nd most common violent crime committed on college campuses
  • One study indicates 42% of victims on college campuses didn't tell anyone
  • Only 16 percent of sexual assaults are reported to the police  
  • On college campuses, that number drops down to 5 percent

Dating and Domestic Violence

  • During 2001, in the state of New Jersey one act of domestic violence occurred every six minutes and 23 seconds (New Jersey state police crime reporting unit, 2001, Domestic Violence Offense Report, Trenton, NJ : NJ State Police, 196)
  • Nearly 1 in 3 adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood (American Psychological Association, 1986 Violence and the family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and Family, 10.)
  • Women ages 19-29 reported more violence by intimates than any other age group (Bachman, R. & Saltzman L.E., 1995 Violence against women: estimates from the Redesigned Survey, Washington, DC: Us Department of Justice NCJ-154348)
  • An average of 28% of high school and college students experience dating violence at some point  (Brustin S. 1995 Legal Response to teen dating Violence, Family law Quarterly, 29, 331)

Staff Toolkits

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