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It is impossible to assess the economic toll of sexual violence. Victims pay for sexual violence out of their own pockets, and the public pays through provision of services to victims and their significant others. Public and private funds are spent on crisis services, medical treatment, and the criminal justice responses. Workdays are lost because of injury and illness. Businesses lose money through employee absences and sexual harassment suits. The cost for offenders' incarceration, probation, treatment and other offender services adds to the total cost of sexual assault.

Documents

Economic Costs of Rape in United States - 2017

Economic Costs of Sexual Assault chapter from "By the Numbers" manual - 2007
Costs and Consequences of Sexual Violence - NAESV 2011
Iowa report on cost of sexual assault per victim -- 2009
Minnesota report on cost of sexual assault per victim - 2007

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