In the 2011-2012 Victoria Police recorded more than 8300 cases of rape and sexual assault.
According to data from the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault CASA) only one in six women attacked report it to authorities.
This would suggest that there are around 50,000 victims of rape and sexual assault in Victoria annually, around 1000 per week.
The other alarming statistic is the very high number of victims who do not report their rape and sexual assault to police.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au