Sexual assault is a serious problem—one that affects the lives of thousands of women, men, children, adults and families in King County every year. Any unwanted sexual contact, either physical or verbal, is a sexual assault. All forms of sexual assault are violating and traumatic.
In 2005, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) provided services to 3,436 sexual assault victims in King County. However, because only six to 10 percent of victims report the abuse to another person or authority, we know the number of victims served is not the true number of victims. Of those who did report a sexual assault to KCSARC in 2005, 83 percent were female and 17 percent male. Seventy percent were children and teenagers.
In King County, numerous organizations are working toward sexual assault prevention and rehabilitation of sexual assault victims and their friends and families.
Other Web Sites
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC)
Information and resources. KCSARC provides comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault. They serve adults, teens and children who are residents of King County, at no cost.
The Washington Violence against Women Network
A coalition of more than 70 member agencies working in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention across Washington State.
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
WCSAP is a membership agency comprised of individuals and organizations dedicated to ending sexual assault in their communities.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
A comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention.
Rape & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.