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What portion of female rape victims were first raped before the age of 18?

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A scientific survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011 found that about 40% of female rape victims were first raped before the age of 18, 12% before the age of 11, and 79% before the age of 25. This accords with a U.S. Department of Justice study of crimes reported to law enforcement in 12 states from 1991 to 1996. It found that the incidence of forcible rape peaked at the ages of 14 and 15 years old.

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