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Columbia Missourian

The facts behind rape and sexual assault

By Rebecca Reno, Gabriella Cruz, Nuria Mathog
August 23, 2012 | 8:10 p.m. CDT

The national Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network reports these nationwide statistics:

RAINN also provides this information about victims of rape or attempted rape:

Missouri statistics

In 2009, 1,615 "forcible rape" reports were documented by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Crime In Missouri report. In 2011, the Missouri Uniform Crime Reporting Program listed 1,464 cases of forcible rape and attempted rape. So far this year, the program has reported 800 cases of forcible and attempted rape.

Missouri law includes these definitions of rape:

Federal definition changes

The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center in the MU Student Center provides resources for students who have been affected by sexual violence.