What You Should Know
About Sexual Assault

Some Startling Facts Regarding Sexual Assault in Colorado

  • One in four women and one in seventeen men have experienced an attempted or completed sexual assault.
  • Most sexual assaults are committed by someone
  • the person knows.
  • On college campuses, sexual assault involves the use of alcohol or drugs 90% of the time.
  • Only 16% of rapes are reported to the police.

  • 61% of all rapes occurred before victims reached the age of eighteen years old.
  • Nearly one-third of rape victims will develop stress disorders as a direct result of the assault (at some time in their lifetime) increasing risk for serious alcohol and drug abuse problems and possible suicide attempts.
  • Sexual assault can happen to anyone, at any time, in any place. 

Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary.

Consent is active, not passive.

Consent is a clear "Yes", not the Absence of "No".

Coercion is not consent.