- Sexual violence is any sexual activity that involves a person who does not or cannot give consent. Emotional pressure, physical force, trickery, bribery or threats may be used to commit a sexual assault.
- Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. We serve victims of all ages, races, economic backgrounds and lifestyles. Females and males can be victims.
- As many as 85% of all sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim (friends, acquaintances, co-worker, relative, etc.)
- Sexual assault is an act of violence. Sometimes a weapon, physical force or threats are used. Other times, the violence is more subtle – the perpetrator may use his/her position of authority, age or status to trick, scare or intimidate a victim.
Victim Intervention & Recovery Program 24-Hour Crisis Line 651-777-1117.
|More Facts . . .|
1 in 5 boys will be sexually assaulted at least once before the age of 18.
1 in 4 girls is sexually assaulted before the age of 18.
1 in 3 sexual assault victims is under 12 years of age.
43% are 6 and younger.
34% are ages 7-11