Statistics of Campus Sexual Assault and Violence

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Chicago federal crime attorney, Cook County sex crimes defense attorney, sex offender, sexual assault, sexual violenceCollege students are returning to their campuses and parties will soon begin. Unfortunately, where there are parties there are also instances of sexual assault and violence. However, these instances can easily be prevented by abiding by college rules and policies.

Sexual Assault Statistics

In Illinois, as many as 20 percent of female students and 6 percent of male students experience some type of sexual assault or violence while enrolled in college. Moreover, nearly one quarter of female students are affected by sexual assault and violence, and therefore need to turn to certain organizations for help to return to a better life.

Across the United States, there have been several concerns over the higher rates of sexual assault and violence, therefore generating public interest, new federal regulations, and intense focus on such matters. Over several years, state coalitions nationwide have partnered with college campuses to bring awareness of sexual assault and violence to college students.

Sexual Assault Consequences

The state of Illinois emphasizes that the act of committing sexual assault or violence is a Class 1 felony, with a punishment of four to 15 years in prison. If a sex offender has been previously convicted of sexual assault, then he or she will have committed a Class X felony, and will be sentenced to prison for no less than 30 years but no more than 60 years.

Aggravated criminal sexual assault, defined as criminal sexual assault but with a dangerous weapon, bodily harm, and threatening life of the affected person, is punishable by a Class X felony and as much as a life sentence to prison.

Contact Your Cook County Federal Crime Attorney

College parties can be a fun and liberating way to bring students together. However, the results of partying are too often not favorable. Sexual assault and violence can easily damage both parties’ reputations and self-esteem, although there are many resources and organizations available by those affected by sexual assault and violence.

Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel has many years of experience representing his clients affected by federal crimes, and he is willing to move forward with your case. If you have been accused of sexual assault or another sex crime, please call the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel LLC, Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney at 312-629-0669 to receive assistance from our skilled Chicago sex crimes defense lawyer.


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