As well as asking respondents about things that happened to them in the year before the interview, we also asked whether they had ever experienced sexual violence.
In 2014, 15% of adults had experienced one or more incidents of sexual violence at some point during their lives. Women were more likely to have experienced one or more incidents during their lives than men (24% compared to 6%).
Women were also more likely than men to have experienced:
- distressing sexual touching – 22% of women compared to 5% of men
- attempted forced sexual intercourse– 11% of women compared to 2% of men
forced sexual intercourse – 11% of women compared to 2% of men
other sexual violence – 10% of women compared to 2% of men