Identifying perpetrators

You cannot distinguish a person who rapes from one who does not based on physical appearance, profession, income level, ethnic background, education, religion, or sexual preference.

In fact, many perpetrators are not aware that a rape was committed. Eighty-four percent of college men in one survey said that what they did was definitely not sexual assault, although it met the legal definition (Warsaw, 1994).

This indicates a need for both men and women to become more educated about consent and what defines sexual assault. Go to the sexual assault tutorial to learn more.

Convicted perpetrators of sexual assault and other sex crimes are listed as sex offenders, along with their address. This allows for communities to know when a sex offender is living near their homes. Visit the Arizona sex offender website for more information.