Being Smart about Statistics
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs - Using Statistics to Support Your Work
"Statistics can help people who are not familiar with an issue to understand it better. In the case of statistics about sexual violence, they can help community members, allied professional partners, and funders understand (1) how big the problem is, (2) how sexual violence impacts society as a whole rather than just individuals and families, (3) and why sexual assault advocates are necessary. It is important to use statistics correctly and consistently."