National Research

Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females (2014)

This Bureau of Justice Statistics report describes and compares the characteristics of student and nonstudent female victims of rape and sexual assault, the attributes of the victimization, and the characteristics of the offender. 

Sexual Revictimization (2011)

The articles in this research brief from the National Sexual Violence Research Center demonstrate the significant link between childhood sexual abuse and subsequent sexual victimization in adulthood, as well as related health problems.

Alcohol and Sexual Assault (National Institutes of Health Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Conservative estimates of sexual assault prevalence suggest that 25% of American women have experienced sexual assault, including rape. Approximately one-half of those cases involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, victim, or both. Alcohol contributes to sexual assault through multiple pathways, often exacerbating existing risk factors.