How prevalent is sexual assault in my community?

According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey:


1,266,000 women in Florida have been raped at some point in their lives. That’s 17%, or 1 in 6 women in Florida.  41.8% of women, or 3,111,000, in Florida have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape.
79.6% of female victims who have experienced one or more completed rape experienced the first rape before the age of 25; 42.2% were under 18 at the time of the first completed rape.


20.4% of men, or 1,437,000 men, in Florida have been victimized by sexual violence other than rape. More than one-quarter (27.8%)  of male victims who have experience at least one completed rape experienced the first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger.

Reporting Rates: 

The National Women’s Study Replication, funded by the National Institute of Justice, in 2005 found that nationally only 18% of forcible rapes are reported to law enforcement. The study found only 10% of drug and alcohol facilitated rapes are reported. 

*For this survey, rape is defined as completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated forced penetration. “Sexual violence other than rape” means unwanted sexual contact short of penetration, and unwanted, coerced penetration.

(Excerpt from the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence)

Community Resources

Volusia Rape Crisis Center

The Betty Griffin House Sexual Assault Recovery Program

Sexual Assault Victim Services - Seminole

24-hour Seminole County Rape Hotline

  • (407) 321-RAPE (7273)

Victim Service Center - Orlando

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

RAINN - Rape, Abuse, and Insest National Network

Safe Zone

Crisis Prevention Institute

Addiction Center

Sexual Assault: Awareness and Recovery for Students


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