We all have heard the sad biblical story of Amon and Tamar 2 Samuel 13. A tale of rape. The story of a sister (Tamar) and her brother Amnon who raped her. Although Amnon was sicken and depressed with guilt; for his sister Tamar was a virgin. And it was improper for Amnon to do anything with her. With the help of a crafty friend Amnon devised plan to rape his sister. Pretending to be ill Amnon asked for his sister to come care for him. At bedside Amnon announce his love for Tamar and asked her to have sex with him and Tamar refused. Amnon ignored her cries and being stronger than Tamar Amnon raped her. Once Amnon was satisfied the so called love for Tamar immediately turned to hate. Amnon put her out of his house and bolted the doors behind her. Tamar confided in another brother and was instructed not to speak of the rape ever.

The spirit of Tamar and Amnon lives on. Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. A total of 17.7 million women have been victims of these crimes and like Tamar so many young women and men are told not to report the assaults. One of the most startling aspects of sex crimes is how many go unreported. The most common reasons given by victims for not reporting these crimes are the belief that it is a private or personal matter and that they fear reprisal from the assailant.

  • In 2001, only 39% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials — about one in every three. (2002 NCVS)

  • Of sexually abused children in grades five through twelve, 48% of the boys and 29% of the girls had told no one about the abuse—not even a friend or sibling. (Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls, 1998)

  • Each case that goes unreported leaves a burden of shame which carries on thought out their life. Survivors of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

  • Like Tamar, approximately 66% of rape victims know their assailant. Approximately 48% of victims are raped by a friend or acquaintance; 30% by a stranger; 16% by an intimate; 2% by another relative; and in 4% of cases the relationship is unknown. The closer the relationship between the victim and the offender, the greater the likelihood that the incident will not be reported. When the offender was a current or former husband or boyfriend, about 75% of all victimization’s were not reported to police.

About four out of ten sexual assaults take place at the victim’s own home. Two in ten take place in the home of a friend, neighbor or relative. More than half of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occurred within one mile of their home or at their home.

Some sexual assault victims feel that if they avoid talking about the assault, they will be able to forget about what happened to them. Most victims who try this approach eventually find that they need to deal with the assault and its aftermath. If they don’t, their unresolved feelings and fears hold them back from enjoying their lives and participating fully in relationships.

You can find a therapist by contacting a rape crisis center, a hotline, or a counseling agency in your community. Look in the yellow pages under rape or women’s services or call Directory Assistance. You can also call RAINN, a national victim assistance organization, at 1-800-656-HOPE. RAINN will connect you with a rape crisis center in your area. Most rape crisis centers offer free services to sexual assault victims.

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