• Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Relationship

      Matthews, Amanda; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 282 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by relationship between victim and suspect. More specifically, this analysis compares the 168 victims assaulted by nonstrangers to the 99 victims assaulted by strangers. Among non-strangers, the most common relationships included acquaintances (30%), friends (27%), and boyfriends/girlfriends (12%).