4 Eye-Opening Statistics on Effects of Rape & Sexual Assault on Women

LINKS: 5 “WOW” Books on Sexual Violence in the Black Community
When Cops Rape: Daniel Holtzclaw & the Vulnerability of Black Women to Police Abuse by Democracy Now!
Are We Going to Leave Child Sexual Abuse Out of the Hip Hop History Books or Nah? by Tonya GJ Prince with Daniel Johnson

Effects of Rape and Sexual Assault 

Compared to women who have not experienced it, those experiencing sexual assault are:

  • 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
  • 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
  • 26 times more likely to abuse drugs (World Health Organization, 2002)

Source:  https://cultureofrespect.org/the-issue/statistics-at-a-glance/

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