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We examine the effects of the gender of the victim and offender and their relationship to each other on whether sexual and physical assaults are reported to the police. We also examine the reasons victims give for not reporting assaults and whether reporting patterns have changed over time. The analyses are based on a sample of 6291 physical assaults and 1787 sexual assaults from The National Violence against Women Survey. The results suggest that victims are just as likely to report domesticdoi:10.1037/e535952006-001 fatcat:en7vxgb7y5cyjk2mumbjhhxgcu