RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE In 2011, approximately 21,800 sexual assaults were reported in Canada, which accounts for only 8% of the actual number of sexual assaults…that’s almost 1,400 per day. One of every 17 Canadian women is sexually assaulted at some point in her life. A woman is sexually assaulted by forced intercourse every 17 minutes in Canada. Girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 are the most likely victims of sexual assault. 70% of sexual assaults are committed by a perpetrator who knows the victim (relative, friend, neighbour, colleague, or other acquaintance). 80% of assaults happen in the victim's home. Approximately one half of all sexual assaults occur on dates. 62% of victims are physically injured in the attack; 9% are beaten severely or disfigured. 49% of women who are sexually assaulted are attacked in broad daylight. 21% of reported sexual assaults involve date rape drugs. 24% of Canadian women have been forced into sexual activity by threat, by being held down, or by being hurt in some way. 60% of sexual assault victims had experienced more than one sexual assault. 22% of sexual assaults involved a weapon. In more than 40% of incidents of violence against women, the attacker was drinking. …women who used no method of self-defense had a 20% chance of escape. …women who used one method of self-defense had a 60-65% chance of escape. …women who used two methods of self-defense had an 80% chance of escape. …70% of women who fought back against a stranger’s sexual assault prevented it. …when attacked, women who ran, yelled, or used physical force avoided the sexual assault.