Why is RAD needed?
One out of every 4 college women polled was sexually assaulted during their years at college. (Ms. Magazine study on Sexual assault and rape).
Between 1973 and 1987, (14 years), over 2.3 million women reported sexual assaults in the United States. Seventy-one percent of these victims avoided being raped by taking self-protective measures. (United States Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics).
In 1988, rape victims took self-protective measures in 86.7% of the cases. "Rape victims were more likely to defend themselves than assault or robbery victims." (Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1988).
Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.