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Who is more likely to rape you?

  • A friend or acquaintance (83% people answered this)
  • Some crazy person in the bushes (16% people answered this)

6 people answered.

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Correct answer is: A friend or acquaintance

Over 68% of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim; 90% for college women. The stranger in the bushes is not the one you need to worry about, it's the guy handing you a drink.

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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.rainn.org/statistics">Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network</a> (RAINN):</p><p><ul><li>Someone in the United States is assaulted every 2 minutes</li><li>54% of sexual assaults are <b>never</b>&nbsp;reported to law enforcement</li><li>97% of rapists never spend a day in jail</li></ul>The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pub/SV_factsheet.html">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) recognize sexual violence as a public health problem and suggest that as many as 20% of women in college will experience an attempted or completed rape.<p></p><p>One is too many. One in five is way too many.</p><p>Support survivors of sexual assault in our region:</p><p><ul><li>Participate in <a href="http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home">Sexual Assault Awareness Month</a> activities in partnership with <a href="http://www.ucc.edu">Union County College</a>.</li><li>Support your <a href="http://centers.rainn.org">local rape crisis center</a> by volunteering as an advocate for survivors.</li><li>Observe <a href="http://denimdayusa.org">Denim Day</a> by wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 24th.</li><li>Interested in finding out more about how to raise awareness in Northern New Jersey for 2013 and beyond? We want to hear from <a href="mailto:[email protected]">you</a>.</li></ul><p></p>



We like to feel safe, and most of us think we hang-out with people who will help us stay safe, but is that always the case?

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