White House Report: Latest Numbers on Rape and Sexual Assault

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  • The Cost of Rape
  • Facts on Campus Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Justice Response
  • What Obama’s Administration Has Done
  • White House Task Force to Protect Students
  • Increasing Arrest Prosecution and Conviction Rates
  • Changing the Culture
  • Latest Numbers on Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Who Are the Victims?
  • Men Are Also at Risk
  • Young People and College Students Most at Risk
  • Most Voiceless Victims
  • LGBT Community
  • Impact of Rape and Sexual Assault

Criminal Justice Response

Twelve percent of the 283,200 annual rape or sexual assault victimizations between 2005 and 2010 resulted in an arrest. Police biases — those believing victims are lying — and trauma affecting the victim’s memory and verbal skills in recalling the incident, contribute to the low arrest rates. Rape kits that include the DNA evidence of an assault are unfortunately ignored in many cases. (Photo: Getty Images)

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