Fact of the Day

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each day, we will post a fact about sexual assault on the homepage.  

 

Please think about these statements and what they mean for teens and parents and communities. How can we work together to prevent dating violence and support survivors? 

 

Discuss these facts with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.

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Help raise awareness.

April 11 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.

April 2: 4 out of 5 victims of sexual assault know their perpetrator.

April 3: 1 in 33 American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

April 4: 98% of rapists will never spend a day in prison.

April 5: Sexual assault is the most common violent crime on college campuses.

April 6: Among undergraduate students, nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 20 men will be raped or sexually assaulted. 

April 7: A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity.

April 8: Every 8 minutes, child protective services substantiates or finds evidence for a claim of child sexual abuse.

April 9: Nearly 1 in 4 cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by individuals under the age of 18.

April 10: College women are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than robbed.

April 11: The majority of sexual assaults occur at or near the victim’s home.

April 12: Children are at the greatest risk of sexual abuse between the ages of 7-13.

April 13: Sexual assault is NEVER the victim's fault. 

April 14: Sexual assault is the most under-reported crime in America.

April 15:  Victims of child sexual abuse are 4x more likely to experience PTSD as adults. 

April 16: Approximately 90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser.

April 17: Approximately 30% of child sexual abuse victims are abused by a family member.

April 18: Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. 

April 19: The majority of sexual assaults occur at or near the victim's home. 

April 20Females ages 16-19 are 4x more likely to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. 

April 21: Every 98 seconds another person experiences sexual assault.

April 22: The majority of sexual assaults occur at or near the victim's home.

April 23: 1 out of 9 college students experience rape or sexual assault.

April 24: Children often avoid telling about their sexual abuse because they are afraid of a negative reaction from their parents or of being harmed by the abuser.

April 25: Children who have been sexually abused are at greater risk of substance abuse than their non-abused peers.

April 26: Out of every 1,000 rapes, 994 perpetrators will walk free.

April 27: 94% of women who are raped experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

April 28: In 2014, 18,900 military members experienced unwanted sexual contact.

April 29: 13% of women who are raped attempt suicide. 

April 30: Help is available. You are not aloneIf you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, call SAVE of Essex County Sexual Assault Hotline 1-877-733-(CARE) 2273