WAVE Tools for Parents Alcohol and Sexual Assault Facts
- Binge drinking (In one session, 4 or more drinks for a women, 5 or more for a man) is associated with lower grades.
- 159,000 first-year college students will drop out of school for alcohol or other drug related reasons.
- Alcohol is the #1 drug used to facilitate date rape.
- Alcohol is a factor in 40% of violent crimes.
Sexual Assault Facts
- College age women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted
- 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
- Approximately 73% of rape victims know their assailants
- Victims of assault are 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol and 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.