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Every 98 Seconds Someone is Sexually Assaulted; Don’t Suffer in Silence


KRNB – The recent controversy surrounding allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thousands of women around the country have been sexual assault hotlines and others to report past assaults.  Advocates say calls shot up by 200% in the days since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford detailed her alleged assault by Kavanaugh when they where in high school.

“According to the Dallas County Sexual Assault Unit website, research shows that less that every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault has become more common than smoking.

In the U.S., 51.1% of sexual assaults were committed by an intimate partner.

One in five Texas women are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. Sexual violence is frequently used by an offender to demonstrate power and maintain control.”

Don’t suffer in silence. There are many local and national outlets staffed with advocate who can helpl you.

RAINN-The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

 Call 1-800-656-4673
Available 24 hours everyday
To make a report of sexual assault, please call your local law enforcement agency. 
You do not need to make a report to law enforcement in order to receive medical treatment for sexual assault.  You may receive specialized medical care at the following hospitals:
Dallas County

Parkland Hospital
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235

(214) 590-8000

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231

Methodist Hospital, Dallas
1441 N Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203

Tarrant County:
The Women’s Center of Tarrant County
Office: 817-927-4039
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 817-927-2737

Collin County Resources:

Assistance Center – (972) 422-1850


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