Articles from May, 2016

The data behind DayOne's 1 in 8 claim

DayOne, the Sexual Assault & Trauma Center in Providence, says: "In Rhode Island it is estimated that one in eight women have been sexually assaulted during their lifetime." This number came up a couple of weeks ago at a news conference held by the R.I. State-Wide Task Force on Adult Sexual Assault. We were alarmed by this number and wanted to research further. One note before we begin: following the lead of PolitiFact national, we will refrain from using our "Truth-O-Meter" for this report. PolitiFact national has based its decision on the  well-documented underreporting of sexual assault. There is, as a result, no solid data on sexual assault as there is for robbery or murder.