Sexual Assault and Rape
According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), there are approximately 293,000 victims of sexual assault yearly. Of the sexual assaults that occur each year, it is estimated that only 32% are reported to law enforcement. In 80% of these cases, the victims knew or were related to the offender. According to the latest data reported by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Crime in Alabama, 1,890 rapes were reported to law enforcement. Seventy-nine percent of these rapes were committed by someone the victims knew. Nearly 23% of these victims were between the ages of 13 and 16.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call your local rape crisis center. View a listing of Alabama rape crisis centers.
Alabama Coalition Against Rape
The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), formerly known as the Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence (ACASV), is a statewide non-profit agency which has 15 member rape crisis centers throughout the state. ACAR provides training and educational resources to law enforcement personnel, hospital, universities, schools, prosecutors, legislatures and the public.
Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence
PO Box 4091
Montgomery, Alabama 36102
Phone: (334) 264-0123
Toll Free: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)