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Study reveals the ugly face of love

The worst of the crimes in this world have been perpetrated in the name of love, and research shows that a large number of young people become easy prey to the crime of passion.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2012 01:00 IST
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The worst of the crimes in this world have been perpetrated in the name of love, and research shows that a large number of young people become easy prey to the crime of passion.

A recent study reveals the ugly turn that love can take, scarring people for life. A third of girls, aged 13 to 17, have been victims of varied forms of sexual violence from a partner, a new survey says. The results are based on a research done on 1,353 teenagers, by the charity NSPCC and the University of Bristol.

Experts fear that some people fail to realise that they are victims of a sexual crime, and others are too terrified or embarrassed to speak out. The rising sexual influence of television, films and the internet is being blamed for the alarming increase in assault cases, the Daily Mail reported.

While some believe that young people define sexual consent too loosely, research has also shown that some men believe that their female partners must consummate the relationship, if they spend enough money on their women.

It is also believed that up to 900,000 young women are victims of sexual crimes. Further research has shown that the highest proportion of sexual abuse is perpetrated by men and women under the age of 18.

Officials have discovered that while most teenagers know rape is wrong, many don’t realise that sex without consent is always a crime.

First Published: Mar 10, 2012 16:20 IST