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Facts About Sexual Assault

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. (1)

About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. (2)

Victims of sexual assault are: (3)

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

26 times more likely to abuse drugs.

4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim. (4)

73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger. (4)

38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. (4)

28% are an intimate partner. (4)

7% are a relative. (4)

 

SOURCES:
(1) RAINN, http://www.rainn.org/
(2) National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey. 1998.

(3) World Health Organization. 2002.
(4) U.S. Department of Justice. 2005 National Crime Victimization Study. 2005.

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.