For the Media

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Our philosophy is to partner with media outlets as a resource for accurate and survivor-centered reporting, journalism, and broadcasting.  Our goal is to inform the general public of the realities of sexual assault and their role in creating a Texas free from sexual violence.

To schedule an interview, please contact Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director at (512) 474-7190 ext. 34 or trutherford@taasa.org.

 

Sexual Assault Statistics

  • 6.3 million Texans have experienced some form of sexual assault in their lifetime1
  • 2 in 5 women in Texas have been sexually assaulted1
  • 1 in 5 men in Texas has been sexually assaulted1
  • 91% of sexual assault victims did not report to law enforcement1
  • 90% of all child victims are assaulted by someone they know2
  • Studies confirm the undetected rapist is a serial hunter and serial offender – not the misunderstood drunk guy3
  • Over 94% of rapists roam free with only 3% ever spending a day in jail4

References:

1. Busch-Armendariz, N.B., Olaya, D., Kerwick, M., Wachter, K. & Sulley, C. (2015). Health and well-being: Texas statewide sexual assault prevalence. The University of Texas at Austin, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault: Austin, Texas

2. Retrieved from: http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/cac-statistics

3. Madigan, T. (2012). The serial rapists is not who you think. Star Telegram Online Retrieved from: www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/19/4191666/the-serial-rapist-is-not-who-you.html

4. Retrieved from: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/reporting-rates

Resources

Recent Press Releases

Peruse press release archives at http://taasa.org/category/press-release/.

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