What is Acquaintence Rape?

Acquaintance Rape: any non-consensual sexual activity between 2 or more people who know each other.

Acquaintance Rape can happen between friends, spouses, girlfriends and/or boyfriends, people who just met, etc..

The facts:

60% of all rape victims know their assailants.

92% of adolecent rape vicitms know their assailants.

On college campuses:

1 in 4 women are victims of rape,

84% of those women knew their assailant,

57% of those rapes happened on a date.

Sources of facts:
Hughes, J.O. and Sandler, B.R. Friends Raping Friends--Could it Happen to You?, Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1987.

Acquaintence Rape: When the Rapist is Someone You Know, Written and published by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, 1990