Sexual victimization perpetrated by women: Federal data reveal surprising prevalence

Citation data:

Aggression and Violent Behavior, ISSN: 1359-1789, Vol: 34, Page: 302-311

Publication Year:
Usage 239
Abstract Views 182
Link-outs 57
Captures 63
Readers 49
Exports-Saves 14
Mentions 9
Comments 4
News Mentions 3
Blog Mentions 2
Social Media 1014
Shares, Likes & Comments 858
Tweets 156
Citations 3
Citation Indexes 3
Reddit 5
Lara Stemple; Andrew Flores; Ilan H. Meyer
Elsevier BV
Medicine; Psychology
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
Most Recent Blog Mention
Most Recent News Mention
review description
This article examines female sexual perpetration in the U.S. To do so, we analyzed data from four large-scale federal agency surveys conducted independently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2008 through 2013. We found these data to contradict the common belief that female sexual perpetration is rare. We therefore reviewed the broader literature to identify patterns and provide context, including among high-risk populations such as college students and inmates. We recommend that professionals responding to this problem avoid gender stereotypes that downplay the frequency and impact of female sexual perpetration so as to comprehensively address sexual victimization in all forms.