The Intense Frequency of Sexual Assault is a Big Problem

Just one sexual assault is intolerable, but when this type of atrocity reaches the point where it is being reported as being in epidemic proportions, then it is no less than shocking.

What is sexual assault?

One of the problems concerning sexual assault, is that many people don’t understand the broad scope of it. Most think of it being an assault if the victim has been physically harmed when it is sexual, such as rape, incest or being fondled. Yet the definition of this crime goes far beyond that. It includes being sexually harassed, sexually exploited, and even flashing. The list goes on. Without the proper awareness of what sexual assault is, many times it is not reported to the authorities.

How frequent is sexual assault?

Statistics that apply to England and Wales indicate that out of every five women, one of them will have been subjected to sexual assault since the age of sixteen. It is not just women who become the target of this crime either. But it is much more common for women.

Where Does it Happen the Most?

If it were possible to determine where the sexual assault took place the most, it would be easier for authorities to be able to deal with it effectively. The problem is it can happen almost anywhere. It has become alarming that sexual assault is being extremely prominent at music festivals. The assaults range from rape to sexual comments to groping.

The ProblПохожее изображениеem of Silence

While there are many problems that have to be faced in the field of sexual assault, one of the major ones is silence. – The reluctance of women to come forward and report what they have been subjected to. Often the offences that do finally get reported, are long after the occurrence took place. Many of the women are just too traumatised to talk about it.