Contra Costa Says No More
Sexual violence affects people of all genders, ages, races, religions, incomes, abilities, professions, ethnicity, and sexual orientations.
- Nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States have experienced rape or attempted rape sometime in their lives, and 1 in 71 men have experienced rape or attempted rape (Black et al., 2011).
- Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence victimization other than rape at some point in their lifetime (Black et al., 2011).
Beyond the suffering for victims, families, and communities, sexual violence also has financial costs. These include medical, mental health, social and emergency services, insurance, legal costs, and lost productivity, wages, and fringe benefits. Rape is the most costly of all crimes to its victims, with total estimated costs at $127 billion a year (excluding the cost of child sexual abuse).
You can also visit the California Coalition for Sexual Assault for additional resources and information