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From any campus phone,
call 4300 or 911
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call SMC dispatch
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California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) study surveying more than 6,000 students at 32 colleges and universities in the U.S. indicates that:
1 in 4 women had been victims of rape or attempted rape.
84% of those raped knew their attacker, and 57% of the rapes happened on dates.
Only 27% of the women whose sexual assault met the legal definition of rape thought of themselves as rape victims.
42% of the rape victims told no one about the assault, and only 5% reported it to the police
About 75% of the men and at least 55% of the women involved in acquaintance rapes had been drinking or taking drugs just before the attack.
According to the National Institute of Justice, rape is the costliest crime in the U.S., exacting $86,500 in tangible and intangible costs per victim.
Results of a 1997 study of sexual coercion within gay and lesbian relationships indicated that 52% of the total sample reported having experienced at least one incident of sexual coercion. 55% of the gay men and 50% of the lesbians in this study reported unwanted penetration. 33% of the gay men and 32% of the lesbians in this study reported unwanted fondling.
In 1992, the National Victim Center reported that 9 out of 10 rapes go unreported.