Rape and sexual assault are serious
problems in our communities. Sexual violence is critically
underreported, preventing Advocates from assisting survivors in
need. According to the FBI's Preliminary 2009 UCR (Uniformed Crime
Report) data, Akron and Toledo were the only 2 of the 6 largest
cities in Ohio to show an increase in the number of reported rapes
Every 2 minutes, someone in the
U.S. is sexually assaulted.
Who Are the Victims?
Age of sexual assault victims
Effects of Rape
Survivors of sexual assault are:
Occurrence of Sexual Assaults
Time of day sexual assaults
Reporting to Police
Completed and attempted sexual assault
Relationships between offender and victim
Almost 2/3 of sexual assaults are
committed by someone known to the victim.
Marital status of arrested rapists
Weapons use during sexual assault
Criminal justice figures
1. U.S Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2007
National Crime Victimization
2.U.S. Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice.
Prevalence, Incidence, and
Consequences of Violence Against Women. 2000.
3.U.S. Department of Justice. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
4.U.S. Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice. Youth
Victimization: Prevalence and Implications. 2003.
5.U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics. Rape
and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention,
6.U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics. Sex
Offenses and Offenders. 1997.
7.U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2002
Recidivism of Prisoners
Released in 1994. 2002.
8.U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics. Women
9.U.S. Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Uniform Crime Report. 2007.
Note that the definition of forcible rape used in this report is
quite narrow. It excludes many
types of sexual assault, all attacks on male victims, and
statutory rapes of children too young to consent.
* Average of years 2003-2007