The battle of the sex roles continues to rage in the U.S. with new data showing women are far more likely than men to be victims of sexual assault.
A study released Thursday found women are more likely to be assaulted by their intimate partners, while men are more at risk of being assaulted by other men, and women are even more likely when it comes to being victims of attempted rape.
The report comes as a new wave of sexual assaults on college campuses is rising and as some states have enacted new laws to protect sexual assault victims.
In a release Thursday, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control said the sexual assault of women was on the rise, with an increase of 1.7% in the number of reported assaults on campuses from 2015 to 2016.
It also noted that a disproportionate number of female victims of rape were under the age of 18.
The number of assaults on female students rose by 15% in 2016, according to the study, while the number against male students rose 11% in that same time period.
The study, based on data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, found that women were significantly more likely in 2016 to be the victims of assault.
“The rise in sexual assault is the result of multiple factors,” said Susan Buell, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
“It’s related to changes in societal expectations of gender roles, a changing definition of sexual violence, and changing social norms around sexual assault.”
Women have historically been more likely victims of violence against women, including domestic violence, according a recent report by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
And they are often more vulnerable to sexual violence because of gender stereotypes about women, which can lead to a greater likelihood of being raped.
In 2017, researchers at the University of Washington found that female students who experienced sexual assault in their first year at college reported experiencing sexual assault at least twice as often as male students.
The report also found that male students reported a higher number of sexual attacks.
According to the report, men are twice as likely as women to be sexually assaulted at college, with women experiencing at least eight assaults on campus, and men reporting an average of 12 assaults a year.
The study also found men were more likely for some reason to not report sexual assaults, and female students were more than twice as more likely as male victims to be disbelieved or disbelieve a sexual assault report.
The survey also found the majority of women who experienced an assault said the assault was unwanted and said the perpetrator did not want them to report the incident, and the majority reported the assault as unwanted and did not feel like they had the strength to say something.
In addition, women reported experiencing a high rate of victimization by a male perpetrator, with a higher percentage of women reporting a male-on-male sexual assault compared to a female-on, female-only incident.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that rape is more likely among black women than white women, and black women are nearly three times more likely on average to be raped than white females.
The authors of the study noted that black women, in particular, are more than four times more at-risk of being victims than their white counterparts.
The National Coalition against Domestic Violence reported that more than 1.3 million domestic violence calls were made to law enforcement agencies nationwide in 2016.
In the first three months of 2017, the U,S.
Department of Justice issued a statement that called on law enforcement and prosecutors to use all available investigative tools to prosecute sex offenders and help reduce sexual violence in their communities.
The statement added that “we are also encouraged by the recent passage of the Sentencing Reform Act, which will increase sentencing for sexual violence by 20% and make it easier for victims to sue perpetrators of sexual misconduct.”