What is Sexual Assault?  
Sexual violence is a violation; it is any non-consensual sexual
experience involving force, coercion, and/or fear.  Sexual violence
includes, but is not limited to: forced vaginal, anal, digital, and/or oral
sex, fondling, sexual harassment, rape, childhood sexual abuse and
molestation, and forced touching.  It can be perpetrated by men or
women.  Sexual violence is non-discriminatory; perpetrators or
victims may be from any class, race, or sexual orientation.  
Statistics-Adult:

During calendar year 2008, there were 30 convictions of 1st degree rape and 63
convictions of 1st degree sex offense against adults in North Carolina Courts.  In that
same time period, 373 1st degree rape and 503 charges of 1st degree sex offenses
against adults were filed.

In 2006-2007 rape crisis centers in North Carolina received 25756 crisis calls on their
hotlines concerning sexual assault.

During calendar year 2008 there were 879 charges of sexual battery in North Carolina
resulting in 306 convictions.

According to the Administrative Office of the NC Courts tally for 2008 2549 charges were
filed against adults for statutory rape or sexual offence of person who was 13, 14, or 15
years old.  Of those charges 142 convictions were cited for statutory rape or sexual
offence of children aged 13, 14 or 15

During calendar year 2008 there were 1158 people who were charged with failure to
register as a sex offender in North Carolina.

During calendar year 2008 there were 85 convictions of 2nd degree rape and 51
convictions of 2nd degree sex offense against adults in North Carolina Courts.  In that
same time period 499 charges of 2nd degree rape and 407 charges of 2nd degree sex
offense against adults were filed.


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Statistics- Children

During calendar year 2008 there were 65 convictions of 1st degree rape against a child
and 171 convictions of 1st degree sex offense against a child in North Carolina Courts.  In
that same time period 778 charges of 1st degree rape against a child and 1442 charges of
1st degree sex offenses against a child were filed.

2553 children under the age of 18 were served by North Carolina rape crisis centers
during the 2006-2007 fiscal year.

During calendar year 2008 there were 72 charges filed against school personnel taking
indecent liberties with students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade.  Of those
charged 32 personnel were convicted of taking indecent liberties with students.  
Additionally there were 72 charges of sexual offenses against students by school
personnel.  Of those charged 9 personnel were convicted.

According to the Administrative Office of the NC Courts tally for 2008 2549 charges were
filed against adults for statutory rape or sexual offense of persons who was 13,14 or 15
years old.  Of those charges 142 convictions were cited for statutory rape or sexual
offense of children aged 13, 14 or 15.

During calendar year 2008 there were a total of 1861 charges of sexual exploitation of a
minor(1st, 2nd and 3rd degree charges).  These charges resulted in 438 convictions.  

Sexual
Assault Is
NEVER
Your Fault!!
Sexual Abuse is any sexual behavior that is forced, coerced or manipulated.  It includes sexual
harassment.  Sexual Abuse overlaps with the other types of abuse, because it can be physical
(such as unwanted touching), verbal (such as calling someone sexual names) or emotional (such
as using sexual behavior to humiliate someone.)


Take the following Quiz to see if your relationship is sexually abusive.
Focus On Sexual Abuse
Does your partner...

Threaten to hurt you or someone you care about if you refuse sexual acts?
Threaten to break up with you or spread rumors about you if you refuse
sexual acts?
Lie to manipulate you to get you to agree to sexual acts?
Rip or tear your clothes during sexual acts?
Grab or touch you rear end, breasts, or genital areas without your consent?
Force you to take off your or his/her clothes?
Physically force you into any kind of sexual behavior- even when you have
agreed to one form of sex but not another?
Have sex with you when you are to drunk or high to make a sound decision
about sex?
Forced you to do sexual acts with a third party?
Forced you to watch sex between others?
Take pictures or videos of you undressing or involved in sexual behavior
without your consent?  
Have sex with children?
Rape you with an object?
Have sex with you that hurts?
Withhold sex from you as a way of manipulating you into doing what you
want?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be
in a sexually abusive relationship.  My Sister's Place staff
offer individual counseling, support group, and court,
emergency room, and law enforcement advocacy, for
victims of Sexual Abuse.
Quiz on Sexually Abusive Relationship