Sexual assault is: any sexual, physical verbal or visual, act that forces a person against their will to have unwanted sexual contact or attention.

Statistics

  • In Colorado 1 in 4 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime.
  • In Colorado, 1 in 17 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime.
  • In the United States, approximately 1,900 women are sexually assaulted every dayIt is estimated that under 10% of sexual assaults are actually reported to police.
      • 73% of sexual assault   survivors know their attackers
      • 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance
      • 28% are an intimate
      • 7% are a relativeSA
     

Effects of Sexual Assault

3 times more likely to suffer from depressionVictims of sexual assault are:

  • 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
  • 26 times more likely to abuse drugs

 

 

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