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Every 68 seconds,
an American is sexually assaulted​ and every  9 minutes, that victim is a child

Becca was sexually assaulted when she was 15. The experience changed her life. As often is the case with sexual assault, she blamed herself. 

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RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

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1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

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Sexual Assault Statistics

Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault. 18 percent of girls and 3 percent of boys say that by age 17 they have been victims of a sexual assault or abuse at the hands of another adolescent. https://theconversation.com/sexual-assault-among-adolescents-6-facts-103658

Young women are especially at risk. 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female.

The likelihood that a person suffers suicidal or depressive thoughts increases after sexual violence:

  • 94% of women who are raped experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the two weeks following the rape.

  • 30% of women report symptoms of PTSD 9 months after the rape.

  • 33% of women who are raped contemplate suicide.

  • 13% of women who are raped attempt suicide.

  • Approximately 70% of rape or sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress, a larger percentage than for any other violent crime.

People who have been sexually assaulted are more likely to use drugs than the general public:

  • 3.4 times more likely to use marijuana

  • 6 times more likely to use cocaine

  • 10 times more likely to use other major drugs

Source: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence