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Get the real information on sexual assault here:

  • Every 2 minutes, another American is sexually assaulted. There is an average of 237,868 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. There are 525,600 minutes in a non-leap year. That makes 31,536,000 seconds/year. So, 31,536,000 divided by 237,868 comes out to 1 sexual assault every 133 seconds, or about 1 every 2 minutes.(Source: U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey 2008-2012)
  • Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim. 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger. 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. 28% are an intimate. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice. 2005 National Crime Victimization Study 2005)
  • In 2012/2013, 181 forcible rapes were reported to the Stockton Police Department. (Source: Stockton Police Department Crime Comparison Report Dec 2013.)
  • One out of four girls will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • One out of seven boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. (Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • People with disabilities, the LGBT community, prison inmates (of both genders), and the homeless are all at greater risk of being raped and/or sexually assaulted. Undocumented immigrants face unique challenges, because their abusers often threaten to have them deported if they try to get help. (Source: Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, US Government Report. 2014)
  • Women with a history of rape or attempted rape during adolescence were almost twice as likely to experience a sexual assault during college, and were three times as likely to be victimized by a husband. (Source: Violence Against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S Department of Justice 1994)
  • 19% of women reported experiencing completed or attempted sexual assault since entering college. 84% of the college women who reported a sexual assault experienced the incident during their freshman or sophomore years. 85% of victims were assaulted by someone they knew, usually a fellow student. (Source: The Campus Sexual Assault Study. National Institute of Justice 2007)
  • 1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted while in college; although men are less likely to be victims of sexual assault, almost 1.6 million men have been victimized in their lifetime. Gay and bisexual men are much more likely to be victims than heterosexual men, while 1.6% of heterosexual men have been raped, over 13% of bisexual men and nearly 12% of gay men have been raped during adulthood. (Source: Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, US Government Report 2014)
  • Reporting rates for campus sexual assault are also very low: on average only 12% of student victims report the assault to law enforcement. (Source: Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, US Government Report 2014)