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According to the National Crime Record Bureau (2017) crime against Dalit women have increased by 7.1 per cent since 2015. Moreover, according to this report, 24923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012. Whether the government of India has made amendment in Indian Penal Code for sexual offenders in recent days and initiating strong atrocities act, day by day rapes are increasing rapidly. The rape rate per 100000 people is highest in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra. Among the various rural areas in India, the highest number of rapes reported in villages rather than metropolitan cities. Rape victims in India, especially in a rural area often subject to shaming and considered no suitable for married life and the life of victim became destroyed. Hence, the rape and violence against Dalit women are a massiveproblem in India. Most of the sex offences on Dalit women are committed by the people who belong in upper castes. The present study aimed to predict sexual violence risks among dominant caste group people on the bases of social dominance orientation and sex behaviour attitude. The convenient and purposive sampling technique was used to collect the data. 600 students ranged in the age from 22 to 25 year were selected. SDO by Dr Vikas Minchekar, Sex behaviour attitude scale and sexual violence scale was used to collect the data. Obtained data were analysed through PPMCC and multiple regression analysis. Results revealed a high correlation among these variables. Sexual violence risk was significantly predicted on the basis of SDO and sex behaviour.

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