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- In 2008, overall rates of police-reported violent victimization were comparable between men and women, but the nature of their victimization differed.
- Females were more likely to be victims of a common assault, the form associated with the least serious physical injury than males, while males were more likely than their female counterparts to be victims of the most serious forms of physical assault (levels 2 and 3) and have a weapon used against them.
- Female victims of police-reported physical assaults were more often victimized by someone with whom they had a current or former intimate relationship; whereas male victims were most often physically assaulted by a stranger or by someone else outside of the family.
- Females were over 10 times more likely than males to be victims of a police-reported sexual assault.
- Males were more likely than females to be a homicide victim, accounting for 74% of victims of homicide during a 5-year period between the years 2004 to 2008.
- More than one-third of male victims of homicide were killed with a firearm, compared to 20% of female homicide victims.
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