This type of sexual violence is sometimes referred to as stranger rape.
Stranger rape can occur in several different ways: Survivors of both stranger rape and acquaintance rape often blame themselves for behaving in a way that encouraged the perpetrator.
It’s important to remember that the victim is a never to blame for the actions of a perpetrator.
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word.
Unlike the other two broad categories, the subcategories of collective violence suggest possible motives for violence committed by larger groups of individuals or by states.
Collective violence that is committed to advance a particular social agenda includes, for example, crimes of hate committed by organized groups, terrorist acts and mob violence.
This definition involves intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces.
However, in both research and practice, the dividing lines between the different types of violence are not always so clear..Some forms of sexual assault include: Rape is a form of sexual assault, but not all sexual assault is rape.The term rape is often used as a legal definition to specifically include sexual penetration without consent.Globally, violence resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.28 million people in 2013 up from 1.13 million in 1990.Corlin, past president of the American Medical Association said: "The United States leads the world—in the rate at which its children die from firearms." He concluded: "Gun violence is a threat to the public health of our country." Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development.
The majority of perpetrators are someone known to the victim.