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Why Certain Groups are More Vulnerable than Others

Nobody wants to think that sexual assault can occur, but it does far more often than you may think. In fact, millions of Californians are survivors of sexual abuse in some form. Some groups are more commonly vulnerable to sexual assault than others.

Statistics regarding sexual assault show that specific groups are more vulnerable to abuse. Certain age ranges are more likely to be out by themselves. Some students may attend colleges with insufficient security on campus. Some people are vulnerable because they know and are comfortable with their attackers.

Whatever the case may be, it’s crucial to recognize who is potentially accountable.

Age Groups

Sexual assault survivors are most often between the ages of 18 and 34, making up roughly 54% of all survivors. These are younger adults who are in college or professional capacities. Individuals between the ages of 35 and 64 make up the next largest percentage at 28%.

Teens are the next most vulnerable, with 12 to 17-year-olds making up 15% of survivors and just 3% of survivors over the age of 65. The most vulnerable age group could indicate younger adults who are more likely to go out with friends or by themselves.

College Students

Colleges often report a total number of criminal acts that occur on their campuses. In 2015, nearly 89% of colleges said that 0 incidents of rape made up criminal activity on school grounds. Unfortunately, this number doesn’t show the full picture.

  • 5x: The number of male college students who are more likely to be sexual assault survivors is five times more than non-student males.
  • 3x: The number of female college students who more likely to be sexual assault survivors is three times more than non-student females.


It’s devastating to consider, but many of those who are sexual assault survivors knew their attackers. According to the stats, 80% of sexual assault and rapes occur between the victim and someone they know, such as a family friend, past significant other, or current boyfriend or girlfriend.

Our Oxnard sexual assault attorneys recognize the struggles you may encounter after any sexual abuse. We make it a point to safeguard your ability to hold your attacker fully accountable. Let our team at Crane Flores, LLP guide you throughout the process to pursue the favorable outcome you need.

Call us at (805) 628-4967 today.