women who are physically and mentally abused over an extended period, usually by a husband or other dominant male figure. Characteristics of the battered woman syndrome are helplessness, constant fear, and a perceived inability to escape.
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... Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2002 Seventy-five percent of women raped are between the ages of 15 and 21. The average age is 18. Source: ... 10 to 14 percent of all married women and at least 40 percent of battered wives in the US have been raped by their husbands. Source: Campbell ...
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