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Sexual Assault Facts

  •  1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in her or his lifetime.
    • Approximtely 1 out of every 10 sexual assaults, the victim was a male in 2003
    • 2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexaul assualt or rape.
  • 1 in 4 college-aged women will be sexually assaulted.
  • Contrary to popular thought, the majority of all sexual assaults (73%) are committed by someone known to the victim. A relative, friend, or acquaintance.
  • While about 80% of all victims are white, minorities are somewhat more likely to be attacked.
    • All women: 17.6%
    • White women: 17.7%
    • Black women: 18.8%
    • Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%
    • American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%
    • Mixed race women: 24.4%
  • Sexual trauma can be caused by rape, attempted rape, incest, unwanted sexual contact, and sexual harassment.
  • Rape is NOT sex. It is an act of violence motivated by the rapist's need to dominate, control, and humiliate.
  • Anytime a person is forced physically or verbally to have sex against her or his own will, it is rape.
  • If you are raped, not matter what the circumstances, remember that it is NOT your fault.
  • Sexual assault can happen to anyone regardless of their race, class, age, appearance, or sexual orientation.
  • Despite what others might say, you DO have recourse and CAN get help after an assault.


We are here to support you, no matter the circumstances.

Office of Victims Assistance
204 Crawford Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3332 (fax)