Facts About It.



  1. Someone in the US is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes.
  2. 1 out of every 6 women in America has been the victim of an attempted or rape in her lifetime.
  3. Sexual assault is the most under-reported violent crime in the U.S. Only 46 percent of sexual assaults have been reported over the past 5 years.
  4. Two-thirds of assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.
  5. Girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
  6. 5 percent of males in grades 9-12 said they have been sexually abused.
  7. 93 percent of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.
  8. Victims of sexual assault are 26 times more likely to abuse drugs. And 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
  9. 1 in 33 American men have experienced attempted rape or rape in their lifetime.
  10. There are 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault every year.
  11.   44 percent of sexual assault victims are under age 18.


  1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
  2. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time.
  3. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
  4. 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
  5. 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
  6. Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.
  7. 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
  8. 90 percent of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
  9. 1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
  10. Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.
  11. Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.
  12. A 2009 survey found that 9 out of 10 LGBT youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation.

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