The case records of 1,000 consecutive rape victims seen at a crisis
center were analyzed to identify important categories of rape
victimization. The most noteworthy finding was a replication and extension
of the blitz rape and confidence rape typology. The distinction between
these two types of rape corresponded to a series of significant differences
in the victims' characteristics, the rape settings, the victims' activities
before they were raped, the assailants' characteristics, and the victims'
immediate responses to the assaults. The authors discuss the implications
of these differences with respect to specific strategies of outreach and
treatment for victims of different types of rape.