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The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his or her consent.
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Forensic medicine The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his/her consent. See Sexual assault, Nonsexual genital assault.

assault/interpersonal violence

A social act involving a serious abuse of power, consisting of the exertion of physical force and power over another individual with the intent of controlling, disempowering and/or injuring that individual. See Domestic violence.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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As with sexual pain, rates of depression and PTSD were highest among female veterans with histories of both sexual abuse in childhood and sexual assault in the military, followed by women with histories of sexual assaults in the military alone, and then women with histories of childhood sexual abuse alone.
The CBS found that approximately 649,000 people out of approximately 5.6 million aged 20 or older were harmed in assaults of various types: 11.7% of the age group.
By LYDIA MORRIS Daily Post Reporter A POLICE chief has promised to take "firm action" after nine assaults were made against North Wales Police officers this weekend.
Across the North East, the latest crime figures reveal officers were assaulted 1,237 times in 2017-18, with 250 of those attacks resulting in injury.
The number ofDurham Constabulary police officersbeing assaulted is heading back towards levels similar to the start of the century.
Everyone can support individuals going through sexual trauma by listening to them, believing them, and when they're ready, offering to help connect them with advocates who are dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault.
Sexual assault is a serious public health issue that is more likely to affect women.
"Abdul Rauf, 51, of Sussex Street, Rochdale, has been charged with two section 47 assaults against two boys aged 10 and 12 and 19 charges of section 39 assault against unidentified children.
Fears of reporting--including victims worried they will be blamed (40%) and victims feeling pressure not to report (39%) also rank among the top five factors contributing to sexual assault.
The Met said: "On Wednesday, November 1, City of London Police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police Service.