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The More You Know

#SAAM: Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Often Know the Victim

The majority of children and teen victims know the perpetrator.

  • Of sexual abuse cases reported to law enforcement, 93% of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator:2

    • 59% were acquaintances

    • 34% were family members

    • 7%  were strangers to the victim

Victims of sexual violence who are incarcerated are most likely to be assaulted by jail or prison staff.

  • In jail or prison, 60% of all sexual violence against inmates is perpetrated by the institution’s staff.4

Resources: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/perpetrators-sexual-violence