Sexual Assault

  • Every 107 seconds, somewhere in America, someone is being sexually assaulted. (RAINN)
  • ​Demographics of female sexual assault victims: 15% are under age 12; 44% are under 18; and 80% are under the age of 30. (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • Almost 2/3 of rapes are completed by someone known to the victim. (RAINN)
  • Nationally 68% of rapes are not reported to police; 98% of rapists never spend a day in jail. (RAINN)
  • The year in a male’s life when he is most likely to be sexually assaulted is age 4. A female’s greatest year of risk is age 14. (RAINN)
  • Sexual assault victims are (RAINN):
    • 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
    • 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide
    • 6 times more likely to suffer from PTSD
    • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
    • 26 times more likely to abuse drugs

Domestic Violence

  • 1 in 7 people who experience domestic violence obtain a physical injury. (CDC)
  • A 2011 nationwide survey survey found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of parter violence between the ages of 11 and 17. (CDC)
  • The most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence is when the abuser thinks the victim is getting help and considering leaving. (CDC)
  • Continual exposure to domestic violence, combined with the fear and stress that such abuse provokes, can cause mental health issues for victims, along with the physical injuries. (CDC)
  • Abuser tactics typically include telling the victim they can never do anything right, embarrassing or shaming the victim with put-downs, and discouraging the victim from contacting friends and family. (CDC)
  • In 2013, about 10% of high school students reported physical assault and 10% reported sexual assault from a dating partner in the 12 months before they were surveyed. (CDC)

RAINN is the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
CDC is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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