Sexual assault is the same thing as rape.
Every two minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. (www.rainn.org)
In 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than one in four (26%) U.S. citizens, between the ages of 13 -24 years of age , is infected with at least one sexually transmitted disease.
Both females and males can be a victim.
In El Paso, Texas, in 81% of sexual assault cases, the victim knows the offender.
It is estimated that at least 20% of American women and 5-16% of American men experienced some form of sexual abuse as children.
More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8.
70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use.
Young girls who are sexually abused are 3 times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders or abuse alcohol and/ or drugs as adults, than girls who are not sexually abused.