CHARLES R. HAYMAN, M.D.
In 1968 the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported for the calendar year 31,060 forcible and attempted rapes and statutory rapes with force. The increase of 84% since 1960 is part of a general expression of increased violence, shown by similar increases in murder, aggravated assault, and robbery. The victim risk rate per 100,000 females was 62 in the large-core cities, 23 in the suburbs, and 17 in rural areas. Both city and suburban rates are rising rapidly (1). Cases reported to the FBI represent complaints received by police departments which are carried toward conviction of an aggressor. The police have
HAYMAN CR. Sexual Assaults on Women and Girls. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:277–278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-2-277
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