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Statistics that shatter myths

Published 17/11/2010 | 05:00

KEY figures to emerge from the Rape Crisis Network report:

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  • 89pc of perpetrators were known to their victims, once again shattering the myth of stranger rape.
  • 17pc of those who spoke to rape crisis centre staff had never told anyone else about the violence they suffered.
  • Over 95pc of perpetrators were male, while 85pc reporting sexual violence were female.
  • During 2009, the RCNI was contacted by 12,393 people through the helpline.

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