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Violence Against Women Statistics

The fact that numerous studies and reports are done on violence against women and have resulted in equally numerous statistics emphasizes that violence against women is a serious problem plaguing the world’s women and girls. Some statistics are more relevant, reliable or telling than others and similar statistics from different studies or reports can seem to conflict with one another. This is because there are several variables that affect the collection of data and the formulation of statistics: the size of a study’s sample, the duration of the study, how recent the study is, the location of the study, the words used in the questions, the definitions of key terms, among many others factors. So, when using any statistics, cite them accurately, use them in the appropriate context, and be aware of their vulnerabilities.

Following are a selection of the best web sites at which to find and verify violence against women statistics: