Relationships: In 2002 the UK Home Office published the findings of a British Crime Survey to which 6,944 women had responded. Nearly half (45%) of rapes reported to the survey were committed by perpetrators who were victims’ partners at the time of the attack. (As of 2010 this has now gone up to an astonishing 54%). Strangers were responsible for only 8% of rapes reported to the survey.
Drinking: Research with mock juries has demonstrated that people are more likely to blame women for rape if they have been drinking (Wenger