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Sexual Assault Affects Everyone


Q. How many adults are impacted by sexual assault?

  • 1 out of 3 women can expect to be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.
  • Male sexual assault by another man is occurring more frequently.
  • 52% of college women surveyed reported sexual assault by a date.
  • Sexual assault is an act of violence and power. NOT the aggressive expression of passion.

Q. Is child abuse a big problem?

  • Child abuse is the number one killer of children under five in the United States.
  • Child victims may suffer from long term psychological disorders, pregnancy, venereal disease or other physical problems.
  • The majority of child victims are abused by someone they know and trust; a family member, relative, babysitter or neighbor.
  • Children are 1,500 times more likely to be abused in homes where partner abuse occurs.

Q. How does abuse affect everyone?

    • 78% of those who commit sexual assault as adults were victimized as children
    • Children who grow up in abusive homes are more likely to become abusive partners as adults.
    • 85% of men in Texas prisons today grew up in violent homes.
    • Family violence causes an estimated loss of 3-5 BILLION dollars annually in abuse-related absenteeism.
    • Family violence causes an estimated loss of 100 MILLION dollars annually in abuse-related medical bills.


24-hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-451-9235

Matagorda County
3010 6th Street   P.O. Box 1820   Bay City,   TX 77414
Local Crisis Line: 979-245-9299

Wharton County
116 E. Burleson Street, Wharton, TX 77488
Local Crisis Line: 979-531-1300