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NCJ Number: 157880 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Assault of Women at Work in Washington State, 1980 to 1989
Journal: American Journal of Public Health  Volume:84  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1994)  Pages:640-642
Author(s): B H Alexander; G M Franklin; M E Wolf
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used workers' compensation data to describe rapes of women workers that occurred in Washington State between 1980 and 1989.
Abstract: The sample included 63 rapes committed in the workplace. Victims tended to be younger than other women working in the same occupation. More than half the rapes occurred during evening and night shifts, and 85 percent occurred when the victim was working alone. Eighty-six percent of the offenders were strangers to their victims, 11 percent were coworkers, and 3 percent were patients in the institutions where the rapes occurred. Twenty-two occupations were identified from the original data. Taxi drivers had the highest rate of work-related rape, followed by job training and related services, and veterinary services. Isolation of women from their fellow workers and the public appeared to increase their risk of incurring at-work assaults. 4 tables and 14 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Occupational safety and health; Rape statistics; Sexual assault victims; Washington
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