How prevalent is sexual assault in my community?
According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey:
1,266,000 women in Florida have been raped at some point in their lives. That’s 17%, or 1 in 6 women in Florida. 41.8% of women, or 3,111,000, in Florida have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape.
79.6% of female victims who have experienced one or more completed rape experienced the first rape before the age of 25; 42.2% were under 18 at the time of the first completed rape.
20.4% of men, or 1,437,000 men, in Florida have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape. More than one-quarter (27.8%) of male victims who have experience at least one completed rape experienced the first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger.
The National Women’s Study Replication, funded by the National Institute of Justice, in 2005 found that nationally only 18% of forcible rapes are reported to law enforcement. The study found only 10% of drug and alcohol facilitated rapes are reported.
*For this survey, rape is defined as completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated forced penetration. “Sexual violence other than rape” means unwanted sexual contact short of penetration, and unwanted, coerced penetration.
Volusia Rape Crisis Center
- 1000 Big Tree Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32119
- (386) 236-3123
The Betty Griffin House Sexual Assault Recovery Program
- (904) 824 - 1555
Sexual Assault Victim Services - Seminole
- 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Melbourne, FL 32940
24-hour Seminole County Rape Hotline
- (407) 321-RAPE (7273)
Victim Service Center - Orlando
- 2111 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806
- (407) 254-9415
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
RAINN - Rape, Abuse, and Insest National Network
Safe Zone Project.org
Crisis Prevention Institute
Sexual Assault: Awareness and Recovery for Students
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