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EU survey finds 1 in 20 women raped

VIENNA — A survey of 42,000 women across the European Union suggests about 1 in 10 have been the victims of sexual violence, and half of them reported being raped.

The survey released by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights is the most ambitious effort yet to gauge the extent of sexual violence in the EU.

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The EU survey was based on face-to-face interviews with women ages 15 to 74. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.

Ten percent reported some form of sexual violence since the age of 15, with 1 in 20 saying she had been raped. That would be more than 9 million rape victims.

Associated Press

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