Look around your car and in the back seat before you get in. Don't pick up a hitchhiker. Surviving is the goal. Have your key ready before you reach the door - home, car, or office. Use flares. In over one-third of all sexual assaults, the assailant attacks the victim in the victim's own home.
Outdoors: Avoid walking or jogging alone, especially at night. The impact of a sexual assault is often felt strongly for a year or more and is never forgotten. If you think you're being followed, change direction and head for open stores, restaurants, theaters, or a lighted house. Have your key ready before you reach the door - home, car, or office.
A history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect can be found in the background of many adolescent sex offenders. In deciding what counselors to use, be extremely cautious, look for someone who is qualified, ethical, and experienced in cases of sexual victimization.
Use the links below to locate sex offenders near you.
Go to a hospital emergency room or your own doctor for medical care immediately. How should you handle a rape attempt? Rape is the most under-reported crime in the United States. Do whatever it takes to survive.
Sexual assault victims are usually in a state of shock after a sexual assault. Surviving is the goal.
This statistic does not included unreported rapes or other sexual assaults, including assaults against men or many children boys, or girls sexually assaulted but not raped. Trust your instincts. Don't be embarrassed to phone for verification.