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Sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking can happen to anyone, regardless of race, class, age, appearance,or sexual orientation.
Prevalence of Sexual Assault
One in four college women experience completed or attempted sexual assault during their college years (National College Women Sexual Victimization Study, 2000).
Men comprised approximately 13 percent of reported rapes and sexual assaults in 2002 (DOJ, 2003).
One in 17 Colorado men experience completed or attempted sexual assault in their lifetime (CO Department of Public Health and Environment and CCASA, 1998).
Ten percent of crimes against gay men and lesbian women include sexual assault (Comstock, 1991).
In eight out of 10 sexual assault cases, the victim knew the perpetrator (TJaden and Toennes, 2000).
Nineteen percent of sexual assaults are committed by intimate partners (National Womens Study, 1992).
Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence
Thirty two percent of college women report dating violence by a previous partner, and 21 percent report violence by a current partner (Fisher and Cullen, 2000).
Sixty percent of acquaintance rapes on college campuses occur in casual or steady dating relationships (Johnson and Sigler, 1996).