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Read the White House Sexual Assault Climate Survey report to find out the extent of sexual misconduct on campus as well as student impressions about reporting.

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 (T Jaden and Toennes, 2000).

Nineteen percent of sexual assaults are committed by intimate partners (National Women's 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).

Prevalence of Stalking

Almost 5 percent of women and 0.6 percent of men reported being stalked by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date at some time in their lifetime; 0.5 percent of women and 0.2 percent of men reported being stalked by such a partner in the previous 12 months.
More than 13 percent of college women indicated that they had been stalked during the last year; 42 percent of those were stalked by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend (Fisher and Cullen, 2000).