Yarn-Bomb Tags

We hope the tags we put around the 5Cs help to raise more awareness about the reality of the issue of violence committed against women.  Below are some of the facts that we posted:

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey:

  • 1 in 5 (22%) black women
  • 1 in 5 (18.8%) white women
  • 1 in 7 (14.6%) Hispanic women
  • 1 in 4 (26.9%) American Indian/Alaskan Islander women
  • 1 in 3 (33.5%) multiracial women                                                                                                                                    …have been raped in their lifetimes.
  • 7, 916,000 women in the US were subject to rape and other forms of sexual violence in 2010.
  • 41.0% of black women
  • 47.6% of white women
  • 49.0% of American Indian/Alaska Islander women
  • 58% of Hispanic women
  • 29.5% of Asian/Pacific Islander women

…have experienced non-rape sexual violence in their lifetimes.

Of rape victims,

  • 37.4% reported that their first completed rape victimization occurred when they were between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • 42.2% were 17 or younger.
  • 20.4% were 25 or older.
  • 1 in 6 women reported that they had been stalked in their lifetime.
  • Stalking includes receiving unwanted calls, e-mails, texts, and gifts; being watched or followed; left strange items; and having someone sneak into their home or car.
  • Of stalking victims, 66.2% reported that the stalker was an intimate partner.
  • 34.3% of victims were between the ages of 18 and 24.

32.9% of women were victims of physical violence perpetrated by an intimate partner.


  • 4 in 10 (43.7%) black women
  • 4 in 10 (46%) Amerian Indian/Alaska Native women
  • 1 in 2 (53.8%) multiracial women
  • 1 in 3 (34.6%) white women
  • 1 in 3 (37.1%) Hispanic women
  • 1 in 5 (19.6%) Asian/Pacific Islander women.
  • 9.4% of women reported being raped by an intimate partner.

According to loveisnotabuse.org and “Liz Clairborne Inc’s Love Is Not Abuse 2011 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll” :

  • 43% of college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors, and 22% report actual physical or sexual abuse or threats of violence.
  • 29% of college women reported being victims of dating abuse.  Of these, 57% said the abuse occurred in college.
  • 52% of college women report knowing a friend who’s been in a violent or abusive relationship.
  • 58% of students wouldn’t know how to help if they knew someone was a victim

According to a 2004 study cited by the National Domestic Violence Hotline,

  • 1 out of 3 women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey,

Of victims of rape or sexual violence,

  • 51.1 % reported that at least one perpetrator was her current or former intimate partner.
  • 40.8% reported an acquaintance
  • 12.5 % reported a family member
  • 2.5% reported a person in a position of authority
  • 13.8% reported a stranger

According to the California Women‘s Health Survey (CWHS),

  • approximately 40% of California women experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

According to the California Department of Justice Statistics Center:

  • There were 113 domestic violence fatalities in California in 2008. 99 of them were females.
  • There were 174,649 domestic-violence related calls for assistance in 2007; Weapons were involved in 40% of those reports.

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