- In 9 out of 10 cases, the offender is known to the student victim and may be a classmate, friend, or acquaintance.
- It is estimated that during their college years, 20% to 25% of college women will be victims of an attempted or completed rape.
- Only an estimated 5% of victims file a police report, possibly due to fear, embarrassment, or simply not knowing where to go for help. (Source: National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics.)
Whether a student was the victim of unwanted touching or experienced a forcible rape, the effects of these traumatic experiences can be emotionally devastating.