How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.

Only the CDC could make rape statistics a controversial subject.

Christina Hoff Summers writes,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken Congo. How is that possible?

The CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that, in the United States in 2010, approximately 1.3 million women were raped and an additional 12.6 million women and men were victims of sexual violence. It reported, “More than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime”…

The agency’s figures are wildly at odds with official crime statistics. The FBI found that 84,767 rapes were reported to law enforcement authorities in 2010. The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, the gold standard in crime research, reports 188,380 rapes and sexual assaults on females and males in 2010. Granted, not all assaults are reported to authorities. But where did the CDC find 13.7 million victims of sexual crimes that the professional criminologists had overlooked?…

Read Hoff Summers entire commentary.

One thought on “How the CDC is overstating sexual violence in the U.S.”

  1. Thank the MRM for making this issue well known. Christina Hoff Summers is a wonderful woman.

    It’s a shame how the CDC bends to feminism.

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