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Facts About Sexual Assault


What is sexual assault?


Sexual assault is a general, non-legal term that describes any sexual activity that is against another person’s will including:


  • Rape or attempting rape

  • Sodomy/Aggravated sodomy

  • Child molestation

  • Incest

  • Fondling

  • Sexual harassment

  • Indecent exposure

  • Oral copulation

  • Voyeurism

  • Sexual battery




Rape Facts…


  • In the United States, it is estimated that someone is sexually assaulted every 2.5 minutes.


  • 1 out of every 4 women and 1 out of every 6 men will be victim of sexual assault during their lifetime.


  • 1 in 6 boys will be victimized by age 18.


  • 84% of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. 57% of those happened on dates.


  • An estimated 92,700 men are forcibly raped each year in the United States.


  • Less than 62% of sexual assaults are reported to law enforcement due to fear of retaliation, not being believed, police interrogation, medical exam, low conviction rates, self blame and lack of information.


  • Only 27% of women whose experiences fit the legal definition of rape thought of themselves as rape victims.



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