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Adult Sexual Assault

A woman is raped or sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. There are 300,000 sexual assaults every year. 2/3 of sexual assault are committed by someone who is know to the victim. 40% of female victims are raped/sexually assaulted by an acquaintance or friend. 24% are raped by a current or former intimate partner. 32% of rapes and sexual assaults are committed by strangers. 6 of 10 rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occurred in their own home or at the home of a friend, relative, or neighbor. About 2/3 of rapes/sexual assaults occur between 6 PM and 6 AM. 1 out of every 4 rapes takes place in a public area or in a parking garage. At least 45% of rapists were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 47% of rapes, the victim sustained injuries other than rapes injuries. 75% of female rape victims require medical care after the attack. 90% of all rapes are planned. In 87% of the cases the assailant either carried a weapon of threatened the victim with death if she resisted. The rate of sexual assault in the United States is the highest of any industrialized nation in the world. Women don’t lie about rape. The FBI reports that false accusations account for only 2% of all reported sexual assaults.
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