8/22/2005 by Covenantal Promotions
Sexual Assault Information
assault is a violent crime, not a sexual one.
The assailant uses sex to inflict violence and humiliation on the
victim, or to exert power and control over the victim.
offenses can include several kinds of crimes:
rape, incest, sexual harassment, child molestation, marital rape,
indecent exposure, and voyeurism.
Child Sexual Abuse
Date Rape/College Sexual Assault
- 38% of girls are sexually abused
before the age of 18.
- 16% of boys are sexually abused
before the age of 18.
- In 1994 345,000 sexual abuse
incidents were reported to Child Protective Services in the U.S.
- 90 – 95% of all sexual
abuse cases go unreported to the police.
- In most cases, the child knew the sex
offender. With girls, 29% were
relatives and 60% were
- With boys 16% were relatives and 44%
- Fabricated sexual abuse reports
constitute 1 to 4 % of cases reported.
- Physical force was not used in 2/3 of
- Children who grow in a family where
there is D.V. are
8 times more likely to be sexually molested within that family.
- 68% of incest survivors were adult
victims of rape or attempted rape by a non-relative at some point in their
- Women who reported childhood rape
were three times more likely to become pregnant before age 18.
- 70 to 80 % of sexual abuse survivors
report excessive use of drugs and alcohol.
- 70% of child sex offenders had
between 1 & 9 victims, 23% had 10 to 40 victims.
- Approximately 1/3 of all juvenile victims
of sexual abuse are children younger than 6 yrs. of age.
- In 1995 126,000 children who were
victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse; of these, 75% were girls.
Nearly 30% of child victims were between the ages of 4 & 7.
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- Teens 16 – 19 were 3 ˝ times more likely than the general population to be victims of
rape, attempted rape and sexual assault.
- 25% of college women in one survey
experienced rape or attempted rape.
- 15% of the college men is a study admitted they had forced a woman to have
sex: 51% of college men in another survey said they would rape if they
were certain they would get away with it.
- 75% of men and 55% of women had been
drinking alcohol or taking drugs prior to an acquaintance rape.
- GBH (Gamma-Hydroxybutyerate) and Rohypnol are the most common date rape Drugs.
- GBH & Rohypnol
- Abuse Patterns, The most common
are rapist who slip the drug into a victim’s drink before the rape or
- Within a few moments the victim appears
drunk and helpless.
- Perpetrator acts as a “Good
Samaritan” and offers to escort the victim home.
- When victim regains consciousness,
she has not memory of the rape or the sexual assault.
- According to the Justice Department,
1 in 2 rape victims are under the age of 18.
- A woman is raped or sexually
assaulted every 2 minutes.
- There are 300,000 sexual assaults
- 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
- 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 and .
- 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.
- 1993 Marital rape became a crime all
- 10 to 14% of married women are raped
by their husbands.
- Women who are raped by their husbands
will likely be raped a multitude of times.
- Martial Rape is categorized into 3
- Force only rape – The husband uses
only the amount of force necessary to coerce their wives.
- Battering rape – Husbands rape and
batter their wives. The battering
may happen concurrently or before or after the sexual assault.
- Sadistic/obsessive rape – Husbands
use torture or perverse sexual acts.
Pornography is often involved.
- High Risk women are women who are
pregnant, who are ill or recovering from surgery, who are separated or
divorced, who husbands view them as property, and those in a physically
- There are many of physical and
emotional consequences that may accompany marital rape.
- Physical effects include: injuries to vaginal and anal areas,
lacerations, soreness, bruising, torn muscles, fatigue and vomiting.
- For those battered and raped: broken bones, black eyes, bloody noses
and knife wounds.
- Gynecological effects are: vaginal
stretching, miscarriages, stillbirths, bladder infections, sexually
transmitted diseases and infertility.
- Short term psychological effects
include: PTSD, anxiety, shock,
intense fear, depression, and suicidal ideation.
- Long term psychological effects: sleeping disorder, eating disorder,
depression, intimacy problems, negative self images, and sexual dysfunction.
Every 2 minutes there is a adult
woman raped in this country. Every day
365 days a year over 1,800 women are raped.
While reading this page approximately 5 women were raped.
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