Sexual violence often increases in disasters. After a disaster, housing may be destroyed and people may not have jobs to go to. Police officers and the legal system have many things to respond to. Disasters take away community resources. In these situations, it’s easier for a person to perpetrate sexual violence. It also puts people at greater risk of experiencing sexual violence. People who tend to have less social power, like older adults, people with disabilities, or people struggling with poverty, face even higher risk for violence during a disaster.