She said that in the majority of cases, the victims had attempted to adjust back to normality with little success.
Ms Crilly said that many women who experienced sexual assaults were in their 40s and 50s.
“A lot of women feel that once they get to a certain age they won’t be raped. The misconception is often that only young women who are drunk get raped,” she said.
“The truth is that you can get raped at any age.”
With the Christmas party season now starting to get underway, Ms Crilly said she wanted to ensure people get home safely, adding that men in society have a duty to call out any bad behaviour by their colleagues or friends.
“I want to make sure every woman and girl gets home safe this Christmas,” she said.