Defense Against Crime

23/03/2010

Reducing Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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Here are some statistics that college women and parents of college students should be aware of

  • College statistics show one in four college women surveyed are victims of rape or attempted rape.
  • 85% of rapes on campus are acquaintance rapes
  • 75% of male students and 55% of female students involved in date rape had been drinking or using drugs.
  • 57% of rapes occur on a date.
  • Alcohol is a factor in 100% of gang rapes
  • One in six female college students reported having been a victim of rape or attempted rape during the preceding year
  • 27% of women have experienced a rape or attempted rape since age 14
  • The majority of reported victims and offenders are college age, with the rape victimization highest among 16-19 year olds

 These are the reported facts. There is much data suggesting that many college rapes go unreported. One study showed that only 5 % of victims of rape or attempted rape report it to campus police. Even more surprising only  5% of college women who are raped seek help at a rape crisis center 

EVERY woman is a potential target of these perverted assailants. According to the FBI, an assault occurs every 27 seconds. Most sexual assaults can be avoided by using some common sense and being equipped with knowledge of what to avoid and prepared with some non-lethal personal protection products.

Let’s review at some things you should know to help prevent an assault:

 WATCH
Be mindful of your surroundings. Look around you and be aware of your surroundings-hiding places, people following you, etc. If confronted by an attacker look him straight in the eye so he knows for sure that you will remember what he looks like in a police lineup.

SHOUT
There are two things about  shouting. One it attracts the attention of others. Second, it deters assailants. They want an easy target not someone who is going to resist. Studies show that you will more assistance if you yell “Fire!” than if you yell “Help!”

SHOW
If you are carrying a non-lethal personal protection product, SHOW IT. Sometimes the sound of a discharging stun gun is enough to frighten them off. Try using a combination of SHOW and SHOUT. Try something like “back off or you’ll get  a taste of this.”  If you have pepper spray or a stun gun, make it ready.

PAIN
The body is full of self defense pressure points that, when attacked properly, can inflict pain or numbness to an attacker. One of the best things college women can learn during self defense is how to use pressure points in order to increase their chances of successfully defending themselves. Knowing where these pressure points are and how to attack them can make the difference between life and death. Learn where some key pressure points for pain are and how to inflict as much pain as you can quickly. Eye gouges, pinch, or bite under the arm or the upper inner thigh, or the groin areas are all sensitive and subject t0 maximum amounts of pain. A sharp blow across the bridge of an assailant’s nose will stop him dead in his tracks. You want just enough time to escape. Consider using your elbow if you can-it is the strongest point on your body. Instincts  PepperEyesBaner1

Always trust your INSTINCTS. Women have a built in sixth sense and are  usually more insightful than men-use it to your advantage.

POSSES
Always carry some non-lethal personal protection products. A stun gun, or pepper spray, are good examples. Each if used will afford you enough time to escape and get help. These tips can help you prevent an assault on yourself or any woman you know. If used wisely the life they save may be yours.

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking personal responsibility to protect themselves, and their families with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. PepperEyes.com is division of Onyx Knight Enterprises

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