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Fast Facts

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20-25% of women and 15% of men in college will be victims of forced sex during their college years.

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63.3% of men who self-report behavior that qualifies as rape or attempted rape admit to repeating the behavior multiple times.

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More than 90% of sexual assault survivors on college campuses do not report the assault.

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27% of college women report having experienced unwanted sexual contact.

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In 80% of rape cases, the victim knows the perpetrator.

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One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they are 18 years old.

1 and 3 Cullen, F., Fisher, B., & Turner, M., The sexual victimization of college women (NCJ 182369). (2000). Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of
Justice: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/182369.pdf 

2 Gross, A. M., Winslett, A., Roberts, M., & Gohm, C. L. (2006). An Examination of Sexual Violence Against College Women. Violence Against Women, 12, 288-300. doi: 10.1177/1077801205277358

4 Lisak, D., Gardinier, L., Nicksa, S. C., & Cote, A. M. (2010). False allegations of sexual assault: An analysis of ten years of reported cases. Violence Against Women, 16, 1318-1334. doi:10.1177/1077801210387747

5 Miller, T. R., Cohen, M. A., & Wiersema, B. (1996). Victim costs and consequences: A new look (NCJ 155282). Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/victcost.pdf

6 Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G., Lewis, I. A., & Smith, C. (1990). Sexual abuse in a national survey of adult men and women: Prevalence, characteristics and risk factors. Child Abuse & Neglect 14, 19-28. doi:10.1016/0145-2134(90)90077-7