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flaminate_strutching t1_jbda2th wrote

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 women will experience rape in their lifetime, and 1 in 4 women will experience “severe physical violence” from an intimate partner. (source

I’m confused about the numbers then because it’s pretty well established that people with schizophrenia are more likely to be victims of violence, but the 20.7% rate cited here is lower than the general (female) population.


ojama10 t1_jbeb3dg wrote

In the article, it also references that the 20.7% rate of lifetime violence is 9 times higher versus a population without serious mental illness (~ 2.3%) (Reference link).

I reckon the difference between this and CDC's figures will be in the methodology. CDC using a US Population and telephone/mobile phone survey, and Khalifeh et al using a systematic review of english published journal articles.

Based on this and without completing critiquing the sources of data for the systematic review, it could be that the US has a higher rate of violence vs other parts of the world? Or the data methodologies differ that has led to this difference?