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Know the Facts About Rape

  • Rape is a violent crime - a hostile attack - an attempt to hurt and humiliate. It is NOT the result of "uncontrolled passions."
  • Rape can happen to anyone. Students, working women, wives, mothers, children, grandmothers, and even males are the victims of rape.
  • Rape can occur anywhere and at any time, in public or in your own home, day or night.
  • Rapists are not necessarily strangers. In fact, in over one-third of reported cases, the rapist is an acquaintance, neighbor, friend or relative of the victim.
  • Rape is one of the most underreported crimes. The majority of rapists continue until caught. So report any kind of sexual assault.


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Last updated: 9/10/2009 12:14:56 PM