People can end up dead if they're given a date rape drug when they've been drinking. Quick reporting increases the chances that rapists will be caught and can prevent them from hurting someone else.
If you're not sure about reporting a rape because you know the person, you can talk to a counselor at your local rape crisis center to find out what to do.
This is known as date rape — forced sex that can happen on a date but also somewhere like a party with someone the victim may know, like, or even be interested in. Being good friends, talking to someone, dating, or hooking up usually Alcohol and drugs can play a role in date rapes.
CDC, DOJ 2010 National Survey: More men than women victims of intimate partner violence.
Over 40% of victims of severe physical violence, more often psychologically abused Help is available Are You Battered or Abused?
Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
Violence can be criminal and includes physical assault (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), and stalking.
Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women.