Women living in New York City
Women are often seen as vulnerable and easy targets. In fact, here are some alarming statistics:
- Every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- A woman of 21 years of age has a 25% risk of becoming a victim of violent crime in her life.
Those grim numbers show that no woman is ever completely safe. A lot of perpetrators choose women as their victims because women are seen as passive and less likely to fight back. There are many ways for women to protect themselves from their attackers but they must be able to physically protect themselves from their attackers if they ever get assaulted again.