• 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.
(Inter-agency Task Force, Jan. 2002)

1 in 4 girls is sexually assaulted before the age of 18.
(FBI, 1999)

1 in 3 sexual assault victims is under 12 years of age.

43% are 6 and younger.

34% are ages 7-11