Sexual Assault definition (Planned Parenthood Action Fund)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I couldn’t let the month pass without sharing some important statistics around sexual assault. They’re not the most fun stats, but they’re very important.
1 in 5 women
will be raped within their lifetime. 51%+ of female rape
victims were raped by an intimate partner. 1 in 71 men
will be raped within their lifetime. 52%+ of male rape
victims were raped by an acquaintance. An
estimated 17.7M women have been raped since 1998. 21% of
trans college students have been sexually assaulted. American Indians are twice as likely to
experience sexual assault than other races. 49%+ of multiracial women will
experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Women and men with intellectual disabilities are
seven times more likely to be the victims of sexual assaults than women and men without intellectual disabilities. 80.6K
inmates in jails and prisons experience sexual violence.
Posted on April 26, 2018 April 23, 2018 by
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Sexual Assault graphic (The Daily Orange)
Syracuse University’s student newspaper
The Daily Orange published this graphic two years ago to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (That’s April, FYI.) The graphic brings awareness to data centered on sexual assaults on public and private college campuses.
A couple of these stats are especially chilling: 90% of victims do not report the sexual assault. And the victim knows the perpetrator in 80% of sexual assault cases.
So. Many. Problems. Here.