Violence hits ‘epidemic proportions’ in pandemic-era California, study shows; GENDER differences were found not surprisingly especially the horror women typically live with sexual aggressive violence

by Paul Alexander

Men are more likely than women to have dealt with physical violence, while women are more likely than men to have experienced various forms of sexual violence.


Violence hits ‘epidemic proportions’ in pandemic-era California, study shows

SAN DIEGO — The Golden State is losing its luster. A troubling new report labels physical and sexual violence in pandemic-era California a statewide “epidemic.” To put it simply, violence is on an alarming rise.

According to the new annual report from the California Study on Violence Experiences across the Lifespan (CalVEX), violence statistics have seen a significant increase since COVID-19 emerged. The report, conducted by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, reports more than one in six Californians (18%) experienced either physical or sexual violence in just the past year. Meanwhile, one in every 25 Californians experienced intimate partner violence.’