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According to the 2007 National Crime Victimization Survey of the United States, approximately 623,000 violent crimes - 554,000 against female victims - were committed by an intimate partner and approximately 248,300 rape/sexual assault victimization occurred in 2007.  The 2007 BJS Report on "Homicide Trends in the US" revealed that about one-third of female murder victims were killed by an intimate [partner].  A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about 10% of students report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last 12 months.  Lastly, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Supplemental Victimization Survey on Stalking, and estimated 3.4 million persons age 18 or older were victims of stalking during a 12 month period.  A coordinated state and community response from advocacy organizations, the criminal justice system, and other leaders is critical to reducing violent crimes against women by enhancing victim safety and offender accountability.

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