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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-35. Reduce the annual rate of rape or attempted rape.

Target: 0.7 rapes or attempted rapes per 1,000 persons.

Baseline: 0.9 rapes or attempted rapes per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older in 1998.

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data sources: National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Persons Aged 12 Years and Older, 1994* Rape or
Attempted Rape

Rate per 1,000
Race and ethnicity  
  American Indian or Alaska Native
  Asian or Pacific Islander
 Black or African American 2.4
 White 1.3
 Hispanic or Latino 1.6
 Female 2.7
 Male DSU
Education level  
 Less than high school DNA
 High school graduate DNA
 At least some college DNA

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.

*New data for population groups will be added when available.

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.