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DID

YOU KNOW?
DISPROVING THE MYTHS
MYTH TRUTH
Victims dont usually know their 9 in 10 victims know their rapist4
rapist
More than 95% sexual assaults are

Most sexual assaults are reported UNREPORTED4
The most common locations of sexual

Sexual assault happens outside or in assault are ANOTHER PERSONS
an unknown location RESIDENCE and THE VICTIMS
OWN RESIDENCE3
Sexual assault is rarely 1 in 3 attempted rapes happen ON A DATE4
attempted on a date
76% of women have NEVER consumed a

drink from a stranger1
Most rape is a result of
date rape or being boyfriendex-boyfriendclassmate
drugged by a stranger
friendacquaintancecoworker

THE PERPETRATORS: Whos Doing It?


In a University of Nebraska study of 541 undergraduate students: 7
23% of the men got a date DRUNK or STONED Reasons Men Give For Assaulting8:
to get sex I thought it was funny
11% used GUILT to get sex I thought the person liked it
7% used FALSE PROMISES to get sex Its just a part of school life/a lot of
3% admitted to RAPING their date people do it/its no big deal
I wanted a date with the person
My friends encouraged/pushed me into
RISK FACTORS: doing it
I wanted something from that person
I wanted that person to think I had some
Factors that increase risk of committing assault: sort of power over them8
fraternity membership
athletic participation
consuming alcohol
acting promiscuously
having victim-blaming attitudes9
FRATERNITY
MEMBERS are more
A United Educators study of 262 cases likely to try to get sex using:
from 2006-2010 found that verbal persuasion
ATHLETES were 3x physical force
consumption of
more likely to be involved alcohol7
in a gang assault9