California law enforcement received 176,299 domestic violence related calls in 2006. 80,946 of the calls involved weapons, including firearms and knives.
43,911 people were arrested for domestic violence offenses in 2006. Of the 43,911 offenders, 80% were men and 20% were women.
134 homicides resulted from intimate partner violence in 2006. 110 of the victims were women and 24 were men.
9,345 forcible rapes were reported in California in 2005. Completed rape accounted for 87% of the offences and attempted rape accounted for 13%.
One in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
In California one forcible rape occurs every 56 minutes.
In 2005, victims age 12 or older experienced 191,670 rapes/sexual assaults.
92% of rape or sexual assault victims in 2005 were female.
Of female rape or sexual assault victims, 73% were assaulted by someone they knew and 26% were assaulted by a stranger. 38% of women assaulted by a known offender were friends or acquaintances of the rapist and 28% were intimate partners.
People aged 16 to 19 had a higher rate of sexual victimization than any other age group.
Divorced or separated people had a higher rate of sexual victimization than those who were married.
In 2005, more than a third (36%) of all sexual assaults occurred at or in a victimís home.
Characteristics associated with a positive legal outcome in sexual assault cases include being examined within 24 hours of the assault, having been assaulted by a partner or spouse, having been orally assaulted and having anogenital trauma.
Between 1996 and 2000, there was one statutory rape for every three forcible rapes involving a juvenile victim reported to law enforcement. Three of every 10 statutory rape offenders were boyfriends or girlfriends, and six in 10 were acquaintances.
Between 1992 and 2000, all rapes, 39% of attempted rapes and 17% of sexual assaults against females resulted in injuries. Most victims did not receive treatment for their injuries.
During 2005, military criminal investigators received 2,374 allegations of sexual assault involving members of the armed forces worldwide.
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