Defense Against Crime

08/05/2012

Sexual Assaults do happen to College Girls

The Facts (as reported by the US Department of Justice)

  • In the United States, someone is Sexually Assault EVERY 2 MINUTES
  • At least 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career
  • 80% of Sexual Assaults are under the age of 30
  • 54% of all Sexual Assaults are Never Reported
  • At least 80% of all sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim
  • In a survey of high school students, 56% of girls and 76% of boys [some of whom may be incoming college freshmen] believed forced sex was acceptable under some circumstances. Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime, 1991.

An Actual Sexual Assault Case in Point as report

This Sexual incident was reported to the Campus Police at a college in Charleston, 

  • Reference:
    • Sexual Assault
    • Approximately 11:50PM on 7 May 2012
  • Location:
    • George Street Apartments located at 55 George Street, Charleston SC 29424
  • Suspect Description:
    • Black male, approximately 5’6″ to 5’10” tall, 130 pounds, 21 to 25 years of age, Athletic build, low cut fade black hair, wearing black tee shirt, grey pants.
  • Incident Description:
    • Victim called Public Safety at 2:39 am on May 8, 2012 to report she had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance know to her by the name of Mark. The victim met the assailant at the Market Street Saloon on Market Street in Charleston.  The sexual assault took place earlier in the evening at her George Street apartment.

What you can do to reduce your chances.

There is absolute no way to prevent from becoming a crime victim and live a normal life. However there are things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of being included in the above satatistics.

  • Trust your instincts.  If you have a ‘bad feeling ‘ or feel uncomfortable about a situation, location, or person quickly remove yourself from that place..
  • Be aware and observe your surroundings. Knowing where you are and who is around you may help you to find a way to escape of a bad situation.
  • Try to avoid isolated and secluded areas. It is more difficult to get help if no one else is around.
  • Walk with a purpose and confidence. Even if you don’t know where you are going, act like you do, and remember to look around.
  • Try not to load yourself down with packages or bags as this makes it harder to defend yourself.
  • Avoid putting music headphones in both ears so that you can be more aware of your surroundings, especially if you are walking alone.
  • Make sure your cell phone is with you and charged and that you have cab money. Do not keep your head down texting, or be so busy talking that you miss clues.
  • Don’t allow yourself to be left alone with someone you don’t trust or someone you don’t know. Meet new people in public places.
  • Carry Pepper Spraybecause it works. If you are out walking and can keep it in your hands, these gives you the best chance to use it when you need it.


What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?

If you happen to become a victim of a Sexual Assault – REPORT IT, Quickly! Sexual assault is a crime of motive and opportunity. Ultimately, there is no surefire way to prevent an attack. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, it’s not your fault. You are not alone. Help is available 24/7 through the National Sexual Assault, and your local law enforcement agency.

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