From the legal definition of rape to the statute of limitation for a particular sex crime, where you live
makes a difference. Here's a guide to the laws in your state.
Create a customized report that compares state laws on some or all of the topics we track.
How does your state define sexual assault crimes?
Does your state allow rapists to have parental rights like custody and visitation?
There are a number of factors that determine if a person legally consents,
from their age to whether they're incapacitated. Learn about consent in
Are conversations between victims and sexual assault service providers kept confidential?
When and how you're required to contact the authorities.
Is it too late to prosecute a crime committed years ago?
When testing is allowed or required.
Does your state require people arrested or convicted of sex crimes to provide a DNA sample?