نوع مقاله : گزارش کوتاه
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی مشهد
سازمان پزشکی قانونی کشور
مرکز تحقیقات پزشکی قانونی، سازمان پزشکی قانونی کشور، تهران، ایران
مرکز تحقیقات پزشکی قانونی، سازمان پزشکی قانونی کشور
The present study was conducted to determine the epidemiological characteristics of rape victims and rapists.
This cross-sectional study conducted on 68 examined cases of sexual violence in Shiraz legal medicine organization during 2013-2014. Victims were referred from juditional authority or his deputy. The file information of referred cases was extracted without a name and with a special code for each file.
All cases in this study were female victims. The mean+SD age of victims was 21.39+6.11. The majority of cases were single (94%). Of all cases in the study, 63.2% and 30.9% had middle and low socioeconomic status respectively. Someone's home was the most frequent place of rape (54.4%). In 58.8% of cases, victims and assailant knew each other. In most of the times, there was a single perpetrator (59.7%) but in 19.4% and 11.8% respectively there were two and three perpetrators concurrent. In 76.5% of cases, victims mentioned that they were under verbal treats, 8.8% were under gun treats and 28% were under knife treats. Completed rape happened in the most of victims (98.5%).
The results of this study emphasized the priority of sexual assaults prevention and increasing public awareness of these violations as a legitimate public health issue.