Adult Sexual Assault

Facts:

  • Adults are often the target of socio-psychopathic violent offenders, resulting in more brutal victimization.
  • Sexual assault is on the rise in the U.S.
  • Rape is one of the most underreported crimes. According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, only 30.7 percent of women who were raped reported the crime.
  • The majority of rapists continue to rape until caught.
  • Rape is a violent crime of aggression, a hostile attack intended to hurt and humiliate. It is NOT the result of “uncontrolled passions.” Rapists look for someone who appears vulnerable.
  • Rape can happen to anyone, male, female, wives, children, even grandmothers. It can occur anywhere, day or night, in public or in your own home. Many rapes occur in or near a victim’s home.
  • One-third of reported rape cases are committed by an acquaintance, neighbor, friend or relative of the victim.
  • At least one of every two crimes in the U.S. goes unreported. Report crime! -- or you are allowing the criminal to continue to operate without interference. “To ignore it is to condone it.”

How can I found out if a person is a registered sex offender?

The Megan's Law database provides information on California sex offenders. The website is accessible by the public at www.meganslaw.ca.gov. The below information is available:

  • Registrant’s name
  • Aliases
  • Photograph (if available)
  • Sex
  • Physical description, including scars, marks and tattoos
  • Registered sex offenses
  • County of residence
  • Zip Code (based on last registration)

Where do I obtain information on sex offenders in Santa Clara County?

  • Contact the SAFE Task Force
    (408) 808-4300
  • [email protected]
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department
    (408) 808-4500
  • San Jose Police Department
    (408) 277-4290

The SAFE Task Force is a community resource. If you have a concern about any individual or any suspicious behavior contact us by phone at 408-808-4300 or email at [email protected].

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