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RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE UK

- 22% of women experience sexual assault as an adult

- 5% of women experience rape

- 21% of girls experience some form of sexual abuse

- Most adult perpetrators of sexual violence are male and most adult victims are female

- 40% of adults who are raped tell no one about it

- Only 11% of Rapes are reported

- Only 6% of rapes and sexual assaults result in a conviction in court

- 31% of children who are abused reach adulthood without telling anyone

- Around 40% of rapes involve alcohol

- Only 8% of rapes are perpetrated by strangers

- 65% of callers to rape crisis centres are survivors of childhood sexual abuse

- Only 3% of rapes and sexual assaults are "false allegations"

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN DEVON

- Approximately 84,000 women in Devon are likely to have experienced some form of sexual violence

- Of these, 25,000 will have experienced rape or serious sexual assault - 8% of the adult female population

- Around 700 sexual assaults a year are reported to the police in Devon.

- Only 1 in 8 assaults are every reported to the Police

- An estimated 3000 rapes and sexual assaults go unreported in Devon each year

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