"Sexual violence means that someone forces or manipulates someone else into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Reasons someone might not consent include fear, age, illness, disability, and/or influence of alcohol or other drugs. Anyone can experience sexual violence including: children, teens, adults, and elders. Those who sexually abuse can be acquaintances, family members, trusted individuals or strangers." -NSVRC
In Tennessee, 14-17 years olds had the highest rate of sexual assault compared to other age groups.
In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime.
The most common types of sexual assault in Tennessee were forcible fondling (44.4%) and forcible rape (38.1%).
The lifetime cost of rape per survivor is $122,461.
Between 2014 and 2018, the sexual assault rate in TN increased from 97.1 to 99.5 per 100,000 people.
21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students have been sexually assaulted, compared to 18% of non-TGQN females, and 4% of non-TGQN males.
In Tennessee, females were approximately 8X as likely as males to be sexually assaulted.
11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.