Rogers Police Teach Women Self-Defense
Posted: November 4, 2013 at 2:09 a.m.
Women from all walks of life turned out Saturday morning to learn how to defend themselves from unwanted sexual advances and sexual assaults during the Rogers Police Department’s first Sexual Harassment, Rape and Prevention course, or SHARP.
By The Numbers
During the Rogers Police Department self-defense class, women learned most sexual assaults are not committed by strangers — they are committed by people the victims know, Rogers Police Department spokesman Keith Foster said.
Two out of three rapes were committed by someone the victim knew.
73 percent of sexual assaults were by someone the victim knew.
38 percent of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.
Source: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network; www.rainn.org/statistics
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