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Complete Health Indicator Report of Injury - Sexual Violence

Definition

Number of reported incidents of sexual violence.

Numerator

Number of reported sexual violence incidents

Denominator

Number of persons in the population

Why Is This Important?

Sexual violence has an profound impact on physical and mental health. As well as causing physical injury, the impact on mental health can be as serious as its physical impact and may be equally long lasting. Sexual violence can also profoundly affect the social well being of victims by their families and others as a consequence.

Available Services

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center Community Against Violence, Taos, NM


Related Indicators

Risk Factors

88.5% of reported cases of sexual violence were committed by someone known to the victim, while 11.5% were perpetrated by a stranger.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Criminal Sexual Penetration Incidents per 1,000 Population by County, New Mexico, 2013

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CountyIncidents per 1,000 PopulationNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo0.9582676,903
Catron0.523,745
Chaves0.74666,226
Cibola0.51427,393
Colfax0.2313,356
Curry0.84050,544
De Baca0.001,976
Dona Ana1.5323215,405
Eddy0.42255,870
Grant0.51529,331
Guadalupe0.214,606
Harding0.0692
Hidalgo0.004,647
Lea0.64468,193
Lincoln0.3620,459
Los Alamos0.017,905
Luna0.2524,809
McKinley0.86273,975
Mora0.004,847
Otero0.21465,547
Quay0.338,753
Rio Arriba0.52140,080
Roosevelt0.51020,206
Sandoval0.791136,976
San Juan0.219126,736
San Miguel0.61728,749
Santa Fe0.685147,276
Sierra0.2211,590
Socorro0.2417,757
Taos0.1433,349
Torrance0.4715,830
Union0.424,493
Valencia0.0176,935
NM0.71,4452,095,159

Data Notes

These data represent sexual penetration crimes reported to law enforcement. The majority of sexual assault are not reported to the police (an average of 68% of assaults in the US between 2008 - 2012 were not reported).

Data Source

The New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository, nmcsaas@swep.com.

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

Page Content Updated On 11/02/2015, Published on 11/02/2015
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Content updated: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:02:53 MST