Violence is an act which breaks a person's trust and/or safety and is sexual
in nature. It is NEVER the victim's fault no matter what she/he was wearing,
whether he/she fought back, or whether he/she was drinking. The perpetrators
are 100% responsible for their actions.
women are at a higher risk for sexual violence than any other age group. Part
of the reason for this is the large number of date rapes that occur at this
age group. This is coupled with the fact that many adolescents are victims
of sexual abuse and incest as well.
are the Facts:
1.8 million adolescents in the United States have been victims of sexual
- Females comprised
82% of all juvenile victims.
- 7 out of
10 rape or sexual assault victims knew their attackers.
- 69% of the
teen sexual assaults reported to law enforcement occurred in the residence
of the victim, the offender, or the residence of another individual.
- In 1999,
only 28.3% of total rapes were reported to police.
- 23% of all
sexual offenders were under the age of 18.
- 42% of girls
younger than 15 years reported that their first intercourse was nonconsensual.
- In 1998, juveniles
accounted for 77% of sexual assault victims in the state of Wisconsin. The
majority (83%) of these victims were female.
- In Wisconsin,
the average age of a sexual assault victim was 15; while the average age
of a sexual assault offender was 25.
- In Wisconsin,
22% of all sexual assault offenses were statutory rape.
- In statutory
rape cases, the average age of the victim was 14, and the average offender
age was 19 in the state of Wisconsin.
rape offenders were arrested in 69% of the cases.
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