Sexual Assault: It’s a Problem Here and Everywhere

By Amy Jackson
in Summit Daily News

As spring break is upon us and with the approach of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc., is focusing on educating the community about sexual assault.

The statistics are startling: According to a report funded by the Department of Justice, roughly one in five women have been or will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape in her lifetime. Nationally, 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape. Statistics tell us that girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault and that 93 percent of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker….

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