A child, scarred by the wounds of rejection, incest, molestation, emotional abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, or sexual abuse will become an adult who is childish in his or her ways; not being able to put away childish things.
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One in six men will experience a sexual assault in his
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually
assaulted by age 18
Around the world, at least one in every three women
has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.
Women of all races are about equally vulnerable to
violence by an intimate.
Nearly one-fifth of women (18 percent) reported
experiencing a completed or attempted rape at some time in their lives; one in
33 men (three percent) reported experiencing a completed or attempted rape at
some time in their lives.
One out of every three women will be raped in her
Rapes/sexual assaults committed by strangers are more
likely to be reported to the police than rapes/sexual assaults committed by
“non-strangers,” including intimate partners, other relatives and friends or
The overall probability that a rapist will be sent to
prison for his crime: 16.3%.
The average sentence: 128 days.
Of surveyed college women, about 90% of rape and
sexual assault victims knew their attacker prior to the assault
In 8 out of 10 rape cases, the victim knew the
84% of women who are raped know their assailant.
Approximately 73% of rape victims know their assailant
Women with a childhood history of sexual abuse are 4.7
times more likely to be subsequently raped
An estimated 91% of rape and sexual assault victims
were female, and nearly 99% of the offenders were male.
About 90% of campus rapes are alcohol related
Alcohol may act for the assailant as a disinhibitor,
as an excuse following the assault, or as a strategy to reduce victim
resistance. At least 45% of rapists were under the influence of alcohol or
drugs at the time of the assault.
In the National Violence Against Women Survey, 64% of
women and 16% of men reported being raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by
an intimate partner. This includes a current or former spouse, cohabitating
partner, boyfriend/girlfriend, or date
A study conducted in the United States found that
women raped before the age of 18 were twice as likely to be raped as adults,
compared to those without a history of sexual abuse
52% of gay men and lesbians reported at least one
incident of coercion by a same sex partner.
Same-sex abusers use a form of abuse similar to those
of heterosexual batterers, but they also have an additional weapon in the
threat of "outing" their partner to family, friends, employers, or
Sexual violence victims exhibit a variety of psychological
symptoms that are similar to those of victims of other types of trauma, such as
war and natural disaster (National Research Council 1996). A number of
long-lasting symptoms and illnesses have been associated with sexual
victimization including chronic pelvic pain; premenstrual syndrome;
gastrointestinal disorders; and a variety of chronic pain disorders, including
headache, back pain, and facial pain (Koss 1992).
Between 4% and 30% of rape victims contract sexually
transmitted diseases as a result of the victimization (Resnick 1997).
44% of victims are under age 18 80% are under age 30
Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually
In 2007, there were 248,300 victims of sexual assault
Reporting to Police
60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
15 of 16 rapists will never spend a day in jail
Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone
known to the victim