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Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person's trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature. The term "sexual violence" includes rape, sexual assault, incest, child sexual abuset, ritual abuse, marital, partner or acquaintance sexual assault, sexual harassment, exhibititionism, some types of stalking and voyeurism.
Sexual assaults are acts of violence where sex is used as the weapon. Victims/survivors of sexual violence are forced, coerced, and/or manipulated to participate in unwanted sexual activity and feel violated. Assaults are motivated out of a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating, or humiliating the victim.
Recent statistics show that rape is still all too prevalent in America.
One of the most startling aspects of sex crimes is how many go unreported. The most common reasons given by women for not reporting these crimes are the belief that it is a private or personal matter and that they fear reprisal from the assailant.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice: [All statistics are taken from: National Crime Victimization Survey, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2003]
Family violence and abuse are among the most prevalent forms of interpersonal violence against women and young children - both boys and girls. The sexual abuse of a child should never be "just a family matter," but many children are afraid to report an incident to the police because the abuser is often a family friend or relative.
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Source for Wisconsin Statistics: 2004 Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance Report on Sexual Assaults in Wisconsin.
In April of 2006, 428 UWW Students were surveyed anonymously in their classes.
Of the 9 behaviors on the survey that would constitute sexual assault
30% have experienced at least one behavior once in their lifetime
24% have experienced at least one behavior once before attending UWW
12% have experienced at least one behavior once while attending UWW
42% 9% have experienced at least one behavior once in their lifetime
33% 7% have experienced at least one behavior once before attending UWW
17% 5% have experienced at least one behavior once while attending UWW
59% of those who had experienced at least one behavior in their lifetime indicated that they had never been sexually assaulted
66% of those who had experienced at least one behavior while attending UWW indicated that they had never been sexually assaulted
Female Male All
42% 9% 30% Have experienced any type of sexual assault
20% 3% 13% Think they have been sexually assaulted.
33% 6% 23% Sexual contact, not including intercourse, without their consent.
4% 4% 4% Someone used their position of authority (boss, teacher, camp counselor, supervisor, etc) to have sexual contact, not including intercourse, without their consent.
17% 2% 12% Sexual intercourse without their consent.
3% 2% 9% Sexual intercourse without consent, when under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
14% 3% 10% Someone threatened them or used some degree of physical force to have sexual contact or intercourse with them
9% 3% 6% Sexual contact or intercourse while they were unconscious or asleep.
0% 2% 1% Sexual contact or intercourse with the use of a weapon.
41% 21% 35% Have experienced any type of intimate partner violence
31% 15% 25% An intimate partner belittled or intimidated them, isolated them from friends, or blamed them for their problems.
16% 6% 12% Threatened with physical harm by an intimate partner.
21% 12% 18% Hit, slapped, kicked, shaken or thrown by an intimate partner.
16% 6% 12% Received injuries from an intimate partner.
5% 10% 7% Threatened with physical harm by a roommate.
11% 22% 9% 5% Hit, slapped, kicked, shaken or thrown by a roommate.
2% 14% Threatened with a knife or gun.
<1% 6% 3% Shot or stabbed.
11% 21% 13% Threatened online.
1% 3% 2% Threatened, physically harmed, or pressured into sex by someone when they met face to face after talking online.
33% 17% 26% Followed or stalked.
5% Perpetrated any type of sexual assault
1% Think they have sexually assaulted someone.
15% Perpetrated any type of intimate partner violence
4% Hit, slapped, kicked, shaken or thrown a roommate.
2% Threatened with a knife or gun.
1% Shot or stabbed.
3% Threatened someone online.
3% Followed or stalked.
UWW services and prevention
While a student at UWW, has learned about sexual assault through the following methods:
Female Male All
36% 38% 37% In a classroom (instructor presented).
46% 42% 44% In a classroom (speaker other than instructor).
33% 24% 29% At a program on campus.
23% 18% 21% At a program in a residence hall.
43% 32% 39% During preview or welcome week.
73% 70% 71% Posters on campus.
56% 51% 53% Brochures.
54% 58% 55% Bulletin board or display case.
36% 48% 40% Royal Purple (campus newspaper).
10% 6% 8% Sexual Assault Response Team (SARTeam) Website.
56% 50% 54% While a student at UWW, has received written material on sexual assault resources and/or policies in the mail.
42% 43% 42% While a student at UWW, has received written material on sexual assault resources and/or policies in a class.
11% 17% 15% While a student at UWW, has accessed information on sexual assault resources and/or policies on any UWW website.
71% 68% 69% Feels that UWW adequately educates on issues related to sexual assault.
83% 79% 82% Feels that UWW works to help students stay safe from sexual violence.
58% 59% 58% Is aware that support and advocacy services are available 24 hours per day through the Sexual Assault Response Team (SARTeam).
5% 1% 4% While at UWW, ever told a friend or family member that they were sexually assaulted.
<1% 0 <1% While at UWW, ever told a faculty, staff or SARTeam member that they were sexually assaulted.
0 0 0 While at UWW, ever told the police that they were sexually assaulted.
<1% 0 <1% While at UWW, ever told Student Life or Residence Life that they were sexually assaulted.
10% 20% 13% Believes UWW favors victims when responding to sexual assault allegations.
11% 11% 12% Believes UWW favors alleged perpetrators when responding to sexual assault.
79% 70% 75% Believes UWW treats victims and alleged perpetrators fairly.
Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding. Definitions: Sexual Intercourse:
Vaginal or anal intercourse, oral sex, or any intrusion, of any part of a person's
body or any object, into the genital or anal opening. Consent: Words or overt
actions by a person who is competent to give informed consent, indicating a
freely given agreement. Intimate partner: Anyone with whom you have or had a
sexual and/or romantic relationship. This can be a current or former boyfriend,
girlfriend, partner or spouse.
In March of 2005, 401 UWW students were surveyed anonymously in their classes.
Within the last school year, UWW students reported experiencing:
Verbal threats for sex against their will -- 3 % of men, 5 % of women
Sexual touching agaisnt their will -- 7% of men , 15% of women
Attempeted sexual penetration against their will -- 3% of men, 5% of women
An emotionally abusive relationship -- 11% of men, 16% of women
A physically abusive relationship -- 1% of men, 2% of women
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