-By Kate Mitchell
In the aftermath of her sister’s assault, the need for a product like Revolar became clear to our Co-Founder, Jacqueline. Since then, Revolar has focused on designing technology that can help prevent assaults and other emergencies. And with our mission, we know how important SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) is in bringing attention to this crisis. That's why we created this infographic to share facts about sexual assault:
The Reality in the US
Let’s dive into a few of these staggering numbers you may have seen floating around the internet this month. It’s reported that every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, resulting in a total of approximately 321,500 assaults nationally every single year. It’s also reported that 91.6% of assault cases go unreported to the police. Let’s zoom in on this last one. It’s important to note that the reasons these cases aren’t reported are as varied and nuanced as the survivors themselves.
It may be that the attacker is a friend or loved one, and the victim does not wish to undergo the painful process of outing this person’s violent behavior to shared acquaintances and family members. It may be that the victim experienced the assault in a work environment and is scared to jeopardize their job. It may be that due to economic or political barriers, the path to justice appears too costly or treacherous. Or it may be that the survivor fears reprisal or being ostracized for coming forward.
Our commitment to changing this reality over time runs even deeper than technology.
The Revolar vision is to create a safer, more inclusive world. The key is to create connections by leveraging the power of technology, empathy, and community.
At our core, we believe everyone has the right to feel safe. That’s why we’re on a mission to create connections that help us protect one another in moments that matter.