Sexual Assault Facts

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

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