SEXUAL ASSAULT

HAPPENS HERE IN KANSAS.

To people .

To people
.

Yes,
this
room.

It’s easy to think sexual assault is something that happens other places.

But sexual assault has affected people in this room.

THE FACTS.

THE
FACTS.

Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in Kansas.
Most often, offenders are known to their victims.

Of 1000 sexual assaults1, less than 250 are
reported to law enforcement.

Less than 50 of those reports
lead to arrest.

Less than 10 offenders
are ever convicted.

Of 1000 sexual assaults1, less than 250 are
reported to law enforcement.

Less than 50 of those reports
lead to arrest.

Less than 10 offenders
are ever convicted.

Less than 5 offenders are ever incarcerated.

0 %
of sex offenders commit more than one rape.2 A serial offender commits an average of seven rapes each year.3

By the time a serial sex offender has a first conviction, they’ve committed an average of 49 rapes. If never convicted, a serial sex offender will commit an average of 196 rapes.3

0 %

of sex offenders commit other acts of violence,2 such as domestic battery, assault, harassment, stalking, and homicide.

Let’s Talk About
Accountability.

If we truly want to end rape culture and sexual assault,
as a society we must all take a stand.

Each of us has to acknowledge that:

Sexual assault happens here.

Sexual assault deeply affects victims.

Victims deeply affect communities.

Your community deeply affects your life.

You’re capable of making a difference.

Here’s what you can do to increase accountability:

Here’s what you can do to increase accountability:

Individual

Be courageous by challenging your own attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.
Educate yourself on how to respond when you see sexually aggressive or problematic behavior.

Relational

In your relationships, engage in conversations about safety and respect. Teach your children about consent.
Challenge sexually aggressive comments.
Set examples of respect.

Community

Communities should communicate sexual assault will not be tolerated. We can do this by supporting efforts, organizations, and services that strengthen community sanctions and focus on holding offenders accountable.

Societal

Challenge societal norms that blame victims, support sexual violence, or use violence as an acceptable way to resolve conflict. Support laws and policies that promote victim safety and increase offender accountability.

Transform
this room.

You can transform the rooms you’re in.

Change the conversation. Place responsibility on offenders. Lend support when it’s needed. Report sexual assault when it happens.

How You
Can help.

It’s up to each of us to take a stand against sexual assault. Start by changing the conversations in your home, school, work, church, and social life. Together, we can help hold offenders accountable.

Reporting sexual assault to law enforcement is only one method of serving justice. Each of us can offer victims justice by acknowledging their experiences without judgment, placing the blame on offenders where it belongs, and influencing the world around us to end rape culture.

EDUCATE YOURSELF.

learn more about what you can do.

it's on all of us.

Change the conversation, focus on offender accountability, and support victims.

If someone you know is sexually assaulted:

Listen to them without judgment, encourage them to report the crime, and offer your support and to connect them with resources.

If you are sexually assaulted:

Seek support from someone you trust and report the assault to authorities.

Some organizations who can help:

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Disclosures and Citations

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1Retrieved August 13, 2019, from https://rainn.org/about-rainns-statistics
The example provided was based on data and percentages from RAINN’s site. For additional and more detailed statistics, please visit the link above.

2Lisak, D. & Miller, P.M. (2002). Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists, Violence and Victims¸ 17(1), 73-82.

3Wang, C. & Wein, L. M. (2018, July). Analyzing Approaches to the Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits in the U.S.A., Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63(4), 1110-1121.

This campaign was developed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as part of the Kansas Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.