What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is any sexual act committed or attempted without freely given consent.
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Statistics

of A/PI women experienced some form of contact sexual violence during their lifetime

9%

of A/PI women experienced rape during their lifetime

5%

4%

of A/PI women experienced non-contact unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime

6%

f A/PI women reported experiencing rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime

9%

of A/PI women experienced at least one act of sexual violence in their lifetime

of A/PI men experienced some form of contact seuxal violence in their lifetime

4%

of A/PI men who have sex with men in the U.S. in a national sample  experienced sexual battering in the past 5 years 

40.8%

1%

of Asian men reported having ever experienced at least one type of physical or sexual violence

4%

of A/PI men experienced non-contact unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime

8%

of a convenience sample of South Asian women who were married or in a heterosexual relationship reported having experienced partners’ sexual abuse

9%

of Japanese immigrant and Japanese American women report experiencing sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner during their lifetime

22%

of a convenience sample of Korean women in Chicago reported sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives

All Asian-American respondents who said they had been assaulted believed the experience happened because of prejudice toward race or ethnicity

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References
[1] Source: 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report
[2] ibid.
[3] ibid.
[4] Source: 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
[5] Source: Fall 2015 Survey conducted by National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum at St. Cloud State University
[6] Source: 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
[7] Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence Vol 29, Issue 11: “Prevalence of Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence in a Sample of A/PI MSM”
[8] Source: 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report
[9] ibid.
[10] Source: 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey
[11]Source: 1999 Violence Against Women: “Domestic violence against women of Japanese descent in Los Angeles: Two methods of estimating prevalence”
[12]Source: 1992 Social Work Practice with Asian Americans: “Battered Korean women in urban United States”
[13]Source: 2002 Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association: “Intimate partner violence amongst South Asian women in Greater Boston”