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Things to Know about Sexual Assault

It has been shown that one out of every six women in the US have experienced sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. If you think that those who commit these crimes are kidnapers or gang, as you see in the movies then you are wrong. Majority of the criminal are known by the victims, some are their friends, relatives, a colleague at work, or fellow students. If this surprises you then do not stop reading this article, go to the end, and you will discover more amazing facts about sexual assaults. Some of the facts are listed below.

The first thing to know is that most of the sexual assaults occur in the campuses. According to the research 20 percent of women will be sexually assaulted while still at college. This is because in campus most students are on their own, they are not under the rules of their parents, so they get freedom to indulge in actives such as drinking alcohol. This is evidenced by the fact that 90 percent of rapes that occur in campuses the attacker or the victim is usually under the influence of alcohol. 73 percent of the sexual assault victims are usually first or second-year students.

The second fact to know about sexual abuse is that even children are affected. The research that have been conducted prove that one out of every four girls and one out of every six boys are likely to be sexually abused when still a minor. The minor victims are likely to experience significant mental health challenges. Among the children who are sexually abused, 93 percent of the children know their attackers. Most of their attackers are their family members, neighbor, and friends. This is why Jessica’s Law was passed to protect the minor against sexual abuse.

The third thing to note about sexual assault is that nearly half of the victims who survive develop sexually transmitted diseases. Studies have proved that 40 percent of all sexual assault victims will contract sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, chlamydia, herpes and many others. Most of the diseases that the victims are likely to contract are treatable, but others like HIV cannot be treated, so the victim will have to live with it throughout their life.

The information provided in this article are the true facts about sexual assaults in the society, the information is from reliable research centers and should, therefore, be treated as true facts.