SHOCK RAPE SURGE AMONG CITY HIGH SCHOOL KIDS
A shocking new study shows rapes among city high school kids have spiked dramatically, with a 34% jump in the number of reported incidents. The study, based on the latest available statistics and released yesterday by the city Health Department, showed that 7.5% of public high school kids surveyed in 2005 said they had been raped, compared to 5.6% in 2001. The question about forced sex was first asked in 2001, and it includes any childhood rape that teens may have suffered.
REPORTED INCIDENTS INVOLVING CITY PUBLIC-SCHOOL KIDS (New figures (2005) from city Health Department):
Forced sex: 7.5%
Dating violence: 6.5%
Threatened/injured with a weapon at school: 8%
Missed school because they felt unsafe: 9%