Sexual Assault

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 5 women are raped in their lifetime in the United States – almost 22 million women

  • 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male.

  • 60% of sexual assaults and rapes are perpetrated by an intimate partner, relative, friend, or someone the survivor knows in some way according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) This rate is even higher for women who have been raped or sexually assaulted in college.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual Violence is any sexual act that is perpetrated against someone’s will.  This encompasses a range of offenses, including a completed nonconsensual sex act (i.e., rape), an attempted nonconsensual sex act, abusive sexual contact, and non-contact sexual abuse.