STATISTICS & NUMBERS:
in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes (U.S. Department of Justice)
1995 and 1996, more than 670,000 women were the victim of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault
(National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997)
1996, 307,000 women were the victim of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault (National Crime
Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997.)
1996, only 31% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported
to law enforcement officials that is less than one in every three (National Crime Victimization
Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997)
28% of victims are raped by husbands or boyfriends.
35% of victims are raped by acquaintances.
5% of victims are raped by relatives.
against Women. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994]
68% of rape victims know their assailant.
against Women. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994)
of the following statistics are taken from: Violence against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994:
v Every fourth rape
takes place in a public area or in a parking garage
68% of rapes occur
between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
In 29% of rapes, the offender used a weapon
75% of female rape
victims require medical care after the attack
In 47% of rapes, the victim sustained injuries other
than rape injuries
v At least 45% of rapists
were under the influence of alcohol or drugs
29% of female victims
reported that the offender was a stranger
1995, local child protective service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims
of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse; of these, 75% were girls. Nearly 30% of
child victims were between the ages of 4 and 7 (Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families,
Child Maltreatment, 1995)
one-third of all juvenile victims of sexual abuse cases are children younger than 6 years of age (Violence and the Family.
Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family, 1996)
to the Justice Department, one in two rape victims is under age 18; one
in six is under age 12 (Child Rape Victims, 1992. U.S. Department of Justice)
ONLY ABOUT 3-4
% OF PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY WERE RAPED ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH! SADLY ALMOST NOBODY WILL BELIEVE A VICTIM'S STORY
WITHOUT ANY DOUBTS!!!!!
But after I tell you my story,
I would like to let you know a few more details about this page. I will try my best to give you as much information as possible.
I will put up links for legal advice, counseling and other related topics. I will give you a selection of the pages
that helped me the most and more. I will explain a few expressions and tell you what I experienced emotionally, legally
There will also be a few written
passages that I wrote while I was dealing with this whole incident.
I really hope, that my page
will help you somehow; whether it is for information, education or just plain comfort. Sometimes you will just need someone
to tell you the right words. And I hope this page will give you all this and more.
In the United States, 1.3 women are raped every minute. That results in 78 rapes each hour, 1872
rapes each day, 56160 rapes ech month and 683,280 rapes each year.
1 out of every 3 American women will be sexually assulted in her lifetime.
The United States has the world's highest rape rate of the countries that publish such statistics.
It's 4 times higher than Germany, 13 times higher than England, and 20 times higher than Japan.
1 in 7 women will be raped by her husband.
83% of rape cases are ages 24 or under.
1 in 4 college women have either been raped or suffered attempted rape.
1 in 12 males students surveyed had commited acts that met the legal definition of rape. Furthermore,
84% of the men who had commited such acts said what they had done was definitely not rape.
75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in acquintance rape had been drinking
or using drugs.
Only 16% of rapes are ever reported to the police.
more at "Cease"
Definition of "Rape", examples:
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Main Entry: rape
unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually
of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent because of mental illness, mental
deficiency, intoxication, unconsciousness, or deception see also STATUTORY RAPE
NOTE: The common-law crime of rape involved a man having carnal knowledge of a woman not his wife through force and
against her will, and required at least slight penetration of the penis into the vagina. While some states maintain essentially
this definition of rape, most have broadened its scope esp. in terms of the sex of the persons and the nature of the acts
involved. Marital status is usually irrelevant. Moreover, the crime is codified under various names, including first degree
sexual assault sexual battery unlawful sexual intercourse, and first degree sexual abuse.
Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Main Entry: 3rape
: sexual intercourse with a woman by a man without her consent and chiefly by force or deception see STATUTORY RAPE
2 : unlawful sexual intercourse by force or threat other than by a man with a woman
Definition from www.medterms.com (http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12412):
sexual intercourse; sexual assault; sexual intercourse
between an adult and a minor. Rape may be heterosexual (involving members of opposite sexes) or homosexual (involving members of the same sex). Rape
involves insertion of an erect penis or an inanimate object into the female vagina or the male anus. Legal definitions of rape may also include forced oral sex and other sexual acts.
Heterosexual rape usually refers to an assault
in which a male forces himself upon a female, and homosexual rape usually refers to an assault in which a male
forces himself upon another male. However, both terms (heterosexual and homosexual rape) have been used to refer to an assault
in which a female forces herself upon a male or a female.
Sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor
is known legally as statutory rape. The adult can be found guilty of statutory rape even if the minor was a willing partner.
Gang rape is a sexual assault in which several
persons force themselves upon a victim.
Date rape is a sexual assault in which the victim is psychologically
pressured, drugged or sedated before the rape. Date
rape is so-named because it often involves a dating couple. The male may spike a female's alcoholic beverage, making her unable to resist his advances or even unable to remember the rape. Would-be date rapists have used sleeping pills to sedate their intended victims. In addition to adding sleep-inducing medications to alcohol, date rapists also have combined them with marijuana, cocaine and other drugs.
Rape can also occur in a marriage.
Typically, the husband forces himself on his wife at a time when she is unwilling to have sexual intercourse.
Victims of rape suffer physical and mental trauma. Physical trauma may include cuts, bruises and abrasions in the pelvic area as well as elsewhere on the body. Mental trauma may include overwhelming feelings of humiliation, embarrassment and defilement. Rape victims should seek treatment at a hospital. There, doctors and nurses can treat the
injuries, administer antibiotics to prevent sexually- transmitted diseases, and provide counseling or any other additional
therapy (mental or physical) that the patient requires. The
hospital team's evaluation and report will help document the condition of the patient for legal purposes.
"Rape" is derived from the Latin word "rapere" (to seize).
RAINN STATISTICS ARCHIVE
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WE CAN HELP! IF WE RISE THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS AND SUPPORT!
Rape rates declined after 1991
- Note: Includes both attempted and completed rapes.
- The National Crime Victimization Survey redesign was implemented in 1993; the area with the lighter shading is before
the redesign and the darker area after the redesign. The data before 1993 are adjusted to make them comparable with data collected
since the redesign. The adjustment methods are described in Criminal Victimization 1973-95. Estimates for 1996 and beyond are based on collection year while earlier estimates are based on data year. For additional
information about the methods used, see Criminal Victimization 2003.
- Source: The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
- Ongoing since 1972, this survey of households interviews about 75,000 persons age 12 and older in 42,000 households twice
each year about their victimizations from crime.
- Forced sexual intercourse including both
psychological coercion as well as physical force. Forced sexual intercourse means penetration by the offender(s). Includes
attempted rapes, male as well as female victims, and both heterosexual and homosexual rape. Attempted rape includes verbal
threats of rape.
LET'S RISE THE AWARENESS SO THE NUMBERS WILL GET BETTER!!!
National Crime Victimization Survey Violent Crime Trends, 1973-2003
Adjusted violent victimization rates
Number of victimizations per 1,000 population age 12 and over
|| Aggravated assault
Note: 1973-91 data adjusted to make data comparable to data after the redesign. Estimates for 1993 and beyond are based
on collection year while earlier estimates are based on data year. Rape does not include sexual assault.
Homicide data were calculated from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. Homicide rates for 2003 are estimated based on 2003
Preliminary Annual Release data.
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is a part of something i wrote after the assault.
more of this piece and other ones visit "My Thoughts"
"the last two or three weeks
have been so surreal that it is hard to even call it a normal life - if there should be such a thing, that is. the events
that occured made it feel as if my life was sitting on a carousell that was spinning out of control, and everything not secured
tightly just came right off. it more spinned it right of, though - with a tremendous power..."
"You should live your life
like everyday is your first day! You should do what feels right to you and trust in your intuition! Take a minute and breathe!
Take some time to look around and see the beauty in things! I know it is hard, especially when you have bad thoughts….but
the more you do it the easier it will get!
Do not do things you do not
want to do! Do not let anybody make you feel bad because you said NO – no matter about what!
You are an individual who
has the right to make her own decisions! And if you said NO- NO it is!
Do not let anybody believe
that is wrong! You have to live for yourself and have to live with yourself first!
You are a beautiful person,
inside and out! Do not ever believe anything else!"
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