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Research shows teenage girls in the most deprived urban areas more likely to be assaulted, 29/12/10 [W]

Research published online in the Emergency Medicine Journal reveals teenage girls living in the most deprived areas are five times as likely to be assaulted as their affluent female peers.

The study shows young men are twice as likely to be a victim of assault as young women, but the link between deprivation and assault is far stronger for females.

The research was carried out by Dr Sarah Jones, Consultant in Public Health for Public Health Wales and an Honorary Senior lecturer at Cardiff University, and Professor Jonathan Shepherd, for Cardiff University’s Violence and Society Research Group.

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