What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual Assault: Sexual Assault is an umbrella term that includes physical acts of a sexual nature that take place without a person’s consent. Sexual assault includes touching, penetration by an object, and sexual intercourse.
Rape: A specific form of sexual assault that includes an act of sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral penetration), accomplished against a person who does not consent to the sexual contact, or is incapable of consenting. This includes situations in which a victim is…
Forced to engage in intercourse
Threatened with harm if they do not participate
Prevented from resisting due to intoxication from alcohol or drugs
Incapable of giving consent because of a disability
Asleep or unconscious to the nature of the act
(Definitions by UCI)
Who Does Sexual Assault Affect?
- 1 in every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
- 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape.
- 3% of American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
- 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.
- 7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.
- 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.
(Sexual Assault Statistics by RAINN.org)
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