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Sexual Violence

Sexual Assault Facts

  • 1 in 4 college-aged women will be sexually assaulted.
  • Rape is defined as "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim."
  • The majority of all sexual assaults (80%) are committed by someone known to the victim. A relative, friend, or acquaintance.
  • Despite what others might say, you DO have recourse and CAN get help after an assault. If you are assaulted, no matter the circumstances, it is not your fault.
  • 11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and  undergraduate students)
  • Among graduate and professional students, 8.8% of females and 2.2% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
  • Among undergraduate students, 23.1% of females and 5.4% of males experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
  • 4.2% of students have experienced stalking since entering college.
  • Sexual assault is NOT sex. It is an act of violence motivated by the rapist's need to dominate, control, and humiliate.
  • Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of their race, class, age, appearance, or sexual orientation.
  • Sexual trauma can be caused by rape, attempted rape, incest, unwanted sexual contact, and sexual harassment

Source: www.RAINN.org




LGBTQ Statistics 

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual people experience sexual violence at rates equal to or greater than the general population. (GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project)

It is estimated that 1 out of 4 LGBTQ youth will experience abuse from a dating partner.

Dating abuse affects all youth, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, class, race, or other identity lines. However LGBQ/T youth may not know they are experiencing abuse due to gender-based information and education on dating abuse.

A national study of youth in same-sex relationships found that 14.6% of males and 26% of females reported psychological abuse, and 24% of males and 28% of females reported physical abuse from a dating partner.

21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students have been sexually assaulted, compared to 18% of non-TGQN females, and 4% of non-TGQN males. (RAINN)

Source: The Network La Red

 

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Victims Assistance
104 Crawford Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2206
803/323-3332 (fax)
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