The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) which offers free and confidential…

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) which offers free and confidential services to victims of sexual violence. RAINN Day is an annual campaign geared toward raising awareness and educating students against sexual violence on college campuses. Statistics indicate that 44% of sexual assault victims are under the age 18. Each year, an average of 207,754 people (12 years or older) become the victims of sexual assault. Sexual assaults are one of the most under reported crimes to the police and an estimated 97% of rapists will never spend time in jail. Many are unaware that 66% of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim and that 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance. These statistics are unsettling but can help prevent sexual violence through awareness and education. If these numbers stunned you, get involved. If you are in college or live nearby a college, you can request materials to organize and host an event on campus for RAINN Day 2012 on Thursday, September 27.


– Dyanne