This blog explores the new and changing financial conditions survivors of sexual violence face due to COVID-19.
The estimated lifetime cost of rape is $122,461 per victim.
Almost one in four undergraduate women experienced sexual assault or misconduct at 33 of the nation's major universities.
The prevalence of false reporting for sexual assault crimes is low — between two percent and ten percent.
Nationwide, 81% of women and 43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime.
This study estimated the per-victim U.S. lifetime cost of rape.
This report represents the second iteration of a major effort by the Association of American Universities (AAU) to examine the prevalence of, and assess the campus climate regarding, sexual assault and misconduct at colleges and universities. The goal of these surveys is to gather as much information about the issue as possible to help inform member schools as they create policies and strategies to combat sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses. In 2015, AAU and 27 of its member schools designed and implemented a survey on sexual assault, other misconduct, and the campus climate.
ABSTRACT FROM ARTICLE
Sexual harassment and assault are widespread problems that cause pain, limit people’s lives, and impact communities and society. The findings in this study are a necessary wake-up call to leaders and ordinary citizens alike to examine our culture in the United States to understand how it allows so much sexual abuse to take place, particularly against women and other historically marginalized communities.
The majority of male victims (70.8% or an estimated 2.0 million) of completed or attempted rape reported that their first experience occurred prior to age 25.