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Facts

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.

Source: RAINN.org

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Office of Victims Assistance
204 Crawford Building
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2206
803/323-3332 (fax)