This guide describes the problem of acquaintance rape of college students, addressing its scope, causes and contributing factors; methods for analyzing it on a particular campus; tested responses; and measures for assessing response effectiveness. With this information, police and public safety officers can more effectively prevent the problem.
 
Acquaintance Rape of College Students

This study was conducted to evaluate the adequacy of services provided to sexual assault survivors from their own perspective. This is the first ever citywide report that includes the survivor perspective in both the experiences of services and also in the recommendations for service improvement.
 
A Room of Our Own: Sexual Assault Survivors Evaluate Services

This resource is designed to help public policy officials, health care professionals, and other pertinent professionals understand how rape in America is measured, what the numbers mean, and what the limitations are of existing research.
 
Making Sense of Rape in America: Where Do the Numbers Come From and What Do They Mean

"This monograph will explore different psychological and behavioral responses to sexual violence and why these responses appear to be 'counterintuitive' to the general public."
Victim Responses to Sexual Assault: Counterintuitive or Simply Adaptive?

Based on a synthesis of the empirical literature and original data analyses, this report presents an overview of the epidemiology of violence against American-Indian and Alaska-Native women as well as a review of the criminal justice responses to this violence.
Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and the Criminal Justice Response: What is Known

The 19th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2008 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.
World Report 2009

This fact sheet includes worldwide sexual assault statistics along with their resources. It also gives a more specific figure breakdown for each of the following: The United States, Africa, Russia, South Pacific, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Highlighted statistics include:

- 1 out of 3 women worldwide has experienced rape or sexual assault.
- It is estimated that 1 in 3 American women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.

Worldwide Sexual Assault Statistics

The 2008 edition of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Report on Research on Rape and Violence, CALCASA's annual compendium of statistics and research on sexual assault and other forms of community violence is now available on our website for viewing and downloading.

Research on Rape and Violence

This report and accompanying fact sheet were developed as part of a large contract, “Evaluation Assistance for Projects Designed to Prevent First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence,” funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and conducted by RTI International (a trade name for Research Triangle Institute). The study was initiated in September 2002 to identify sexual violence prevention programs and provide evaluation technical assistance. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center can provide additional information on the programs that were highlighted.

Report Describing Projects Designed to Prevent First Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence (Updated)

This research summary is based on a desk review on women’s responses to sexual violence and the appropriateness and effectiveness of sexual violence services in meeting their needs as survivors. The review examines the societal factors that influence rates of sexual violence, women’s immediate and long term responses to such violence, including a range of health related harms, and the interventions and treatments developed to respond to the needs of survivors of sexual violence and reduce its prevalence.

Rape: How women, the community and the health sector respond

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