According to the latest report issued by American Colleges and Universities, one in four women will be sexually assaulted on campus by her senior year. Nationally, the statistic is one in five woman will be sexually assaulted sometime during their lifetime. Sexual Assault on college and university campuses is rampant.Students who do report rape on campus are drug through a long and frustrating process of literally trying to prove over and over again that they were raped. The majority of students will not report that they were assaulted, but instead will suffer in silence.
Nationally one in five women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. In Utah, the rate is one in three women will be assaulted during her lifetime. Utah has one of the highest rates of sexually assault against women of any state in the nation. The economic costs are staggering. The estimated cost in Utah per year is $4.9 billion dollars. This equates to $1,700 per Utah resident.
Sexual violence is the use of sexual actions or words that are unwanted by another person. It can include forcible or non-forcible rape, or unwanted touching of sexual body parts (breasts, buttocks, vagina, anus). Sexual violence can also include unwanted exposure. One in five woman and one in 50 men will experience some type of sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual violence is a serious public health concern. Unfortunately, these crimes are dramatically underreported.