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New Research Finds 15% Of Irish Adults Have Been Raped In Their Lifetime

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9:28 AM - 25 Nov 2020



Fifteen per cent of Irish adults have been raped at some point in their life, according to a study by Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University.

The research into sexual violence in Ireland is the first of its kind in 18 years.

One in five women have been raped in their lifetime, compared to one in ten men.

The research also found a third of all adults have experienced some form of sexual violence.

Co-lead of the study, Dr Philip Hyland from Maynooth University, says the figure of 15 per cent who've been raped could be even higher:

"In our study, we were unable to access people in really vulnerable situations, so people who are homeless; people who are hospitalised; people who are in prison; people who are institutionalised. Now, we know these populations have very high rates of sexual violence in their lifetime so, if anything, the figure of 15 per cent may be an underestimate of the true figure in the population."

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