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How lack of security might lead to sexual assault

Posted on February 26, 2015 11:47 am under Sexual Assault

The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network stated that approximately 293,000 individuals in the U.S. become victims of sexual assault every year. It also means that every 107 seconds, an American is being assaulted sexually. Although statistics show that 44% of sexual assault victims are aged 18 and below, everyone is vulnerable to this traumatic, harrowing incident.

Several cases of sexual assault incidents in the country occurred on premises with inadequate security. Premises without enough security personnel may make those on the grounds vulnerable to attack, including sexual assault. Individuals in premises with no proper security features, such as lighting, locks and door alarms, could also be an easy target for sexual offenders.

Sexual assault is a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, some incidents could have been prevented if property owners had put in place adequate security measures to protect occupants. To learn more about how to seek justice and compensation for the pain, suffering, and the financial repercussions of sexual assault, speak with an Appleton-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.