The Sexual Victimization of College Women
ü 90% knew the perpetrator
ü Sexual contact or intercourse without consent. Only rarely extreme force resulting in injuries or a weapon is used.
ü The majority both on and off campus assaults occurred in living quarters
ü More occurred off campus than on campus
ü 52% took place after midnight; 37% from 6pm to midnight
How many report?
ü 2/3 of those sexually assaulted told someone but rarely a college official. 90% of stalking victims told someone
ü Less than 5% of completed and attempted rapes were reported to the police. 17% of stalking was reported to the police
Why aren’t most reported?
ü Most common reasons for not reporting sexual assault: not serious enough to report, not clear a crime had been committed, did not want other people to know and lack of proof
ü 46.5% of those who experienced a completed rape defined it as rape
From the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000
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