Sexual Assault and Rape

According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), there are approximately 321,500 (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault yearly. Of the sexual assaults that occur each year, it is estimated that only 32% are reported to law enforcement. In 80% of these cases, the victims knew or were related to the offender. According to the latest data reported by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Crime in Alabama, 1,890 rapes were reported to law enforcement. Seventy-nine percent of these rapes were committed by someone the victims knew. Nearly 23% of these victims were between the ages of 13 and 16.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please call your local rape crisis center. View a listing of Alabama rape crisis centers.

Alabama Coalition Against Rape

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), formerly known as the Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence (ACASV), is a statewide non-profit agency which has 15 member rape crisis centers throughout the state. ACAR provides training and educational resources to law enforcement personnel, hospital, universities, schools, prosecutors, legislatures and the public.

Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence
PO Box 4091
Montgomery, Alabama 36102
Phone: (334) 264-0123
Toll Free: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)

What's New

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR) and National Association of Social Workers - Alabama Chapter will co-host Alabama Goes T.E.A.L. (Think, Educate, Act and Listen), kickoff training, on Tuesday, April 3, at First Baptist Church in Montgomery from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The kickoff will include a press conference followed by a sexual assault prevention and response training. The training is free and open to the public. Social Work CEUs and APOST credits are available.

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Page last updated: July 19, 2018