From U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Sexual Violence Statistics and Effects
• Acts of sexual violence are vastly under-reported.1 Yet, data show that our nation's young students suffer from acts of sexual violence early and the likelihood that they will be assaulted by the time they graduate is significant. For example:
Recent data shows nearly 4,000 reported incidents of sexual battery and over 800 reported
rapes and attempted rapes occurring in our nation's public high schools.2 Indeed, by the time
girls graduate from high school, more than one in ten will have been physically forced to have
sexual intercourse in or out of school. 3
• Victims of sexual assault are more likely to suffer academically and from depression, post-traumatic
1 For example, see HEATHER M. KARJANE, ET AL., SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS: WHAT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE DOING ABOUT IT 3 (Nat'l.
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