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One in Five U.S. Women Have Been Raped, CDC Survey Shows

One in five women in the U.S. has been raped at some point in their lives, a survey found, and most victims experienced sexual violence before age 25.

The report, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is based on national survey data collected in 2011. The findings were similar to a survey a year earlier. More than 12,000 interviews of men and women were conducted in English and Spanish over a year.