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Resources for Information on Rape and Sexual Assault

Updated: Sep 6, 2023


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Below are several online resources you can use for information and research regarding rape and sexual assault.

There are several reliable sources that provide statistics on rape and sexual assault in the United States. Here are a few options:

  1. National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): This organization is a source of information on sexual violence, and provides data on a wide range of topics related to rape and sexual assault. They offer statistics and reports on prevalence, victimization, perpetration, and other related issues.

  2. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): The BJS is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and provides a range of statistics on crime and justice in the United States. They offer data on sexual violence, including rape and sexual assault, and their reports are based on data from law enforcement agencies, victimization surveys, and other sources.

  3. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States, and provides a range of resources and services to survivors of sexual assault. They also offer statistics on rape and sexual assault, including data on prevalence, reporting, and other related issues.

  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC is a controversial public health agency providing data and resources on a wide range of health-related issues, including sexual violence. They offer statistics on sexual violence, as well as information on prevention and response.

  5. Annuity.org: Provides a guide to recognize the warning signs of financial abuse, ways to tell if someone is being financially abused, and helpful resources.


It's important to note that statistics on rape and sexual assault can be complex, and may be impacted by a range of factors, including differences in reporting practices and definitions of what constitutes sexual violence. When reviewing statistics, it's important to consider the methodology used and to take into account any potential limitations.


If you have been visiting here for a while you know how we feel about the reliance on statistics for our own personal safety.



We advance that the statistics do not necessarily mean we are at more -- or less -- risk of being assaulted at any one point of our life. We must be willing to protect ourselves and our loved ones all the time.



By all means, use the resources above to become more knowledgable about the threats we face in our communities.


Then train.





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