See Something Do Something: Preventing Sexual Assault

As you can tell from my title this post is about sexual assault and rape. I also wanted to share a few statistics about rape and I hope you all take a moment out of your days to help someone in need.

      Statistics:
      1. Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.

2. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Among all victims, about nine out of ten are female.

3. 1 out of every 33 American men has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in his lifetime. At least 10% of all victims are male.

4. 100% of completed rapes, 39% of attempted rapes, and 17% of sexual assaults against females result in injured victims.

5. The number of rapes reported is spread fairly evenly throughout the year, with a slight increase in August (around 9%) and the fewest in December (approximately 7%).

6. There were 90,427 forcible rapes reported to police in 2007.

I obtained this information from the Rape Crisis Center.

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