The Youth Demographic and Sexual Assault -- Dangerous Times?

32 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2013

Date Written: December 3, 2012


This paper illustrated the widespread prevalence of sexual assault incidences. Prevalence studies on sexual assault provide statistics that are similar to twenty years ago. In essence, all aspects of sexual victimization have not significantly changed from twenty years ago. Incidences are similar partly because prevention remains elusive. Researchers understand many of the risk factors associated with sexual assault incidences but cannot arrive at a consensus as to how and what makes the most effective preventive strategy. Borrowing from the ecological approach, this paper briefly discusses certain areas that may help reduce sexual assault incidence and injury outcomes.

Keywords: sexual assault, sexual victimization, risk factor, risk factors, ecological approach, public policy, health policy, demographic, demographics, Canada, United States, U.S.A., USA, Wales, England

JEL Classification: I10, I18, I19, I30, I31, I28

Suggested Citation

Ciechanowski, Peter, The Youth Demographic and Sexual Assault -- Dangerous Times? (December 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

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