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Gang rape is a form of sexual violence which occurs when a group of people participate in the rape of a single victim. Rape involving at least two or more violators (usually at least three) is widely reported to occur in many parts of the world. Systematic information on the extent of the problem, however, is scant.
One study showed that offenders and victims in gang rape incidents were younger with a higher possibility of being unemployed. Gang rapes involved more alcohol and other drug use, night attacks and severe sexual assault outcomes and less victim resistance and fewer weapons than individual rapes. Another study found that group sexual assaults were more violent and had greater resistance from the victim than individual sexual assaults and that victims of group sexual assaults were more likely to seek crisis and police services, to contemplate suicide and seek therapy than those involved in individual assaults. The two groups were about the same in the amount of drinking and other drug use during the assault. 
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- Neumann, Stephani. Gang Rape: Examining Peer Support and Alcohol in Fraternities. Sex Crimes and Paraphilia. Hickey, Eric W., 397-407
- Ullman, S.E. (1999). A Comparison of Gang and Individual Rape Incidents. Violence and Victims 14 (2): 123–133.
- Gidycz, C.A., Koss, M.P. (1990). A Comparison Of Group And Individual Sexual Assault Victims. Psychology of Women Quarterly 14 (3): 325–342.
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