Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Risk Factors

Due to reporting difficulties, it is hard to estimate what risk factors exist in all cases of rape. However, they may be factors that make victims more vulnerable to sexual violence. These are not direct causes but rather contributing factors to sexual violence. Vulnerability factors for victimization and risk factors for perpetration comprise a combination of individual, relational, community and societal factors.


Associated pages

History of Sexual Violence
High Risk Health Behavior
Alcohol and Drug Use