National Statistics on Sexual Violence
Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually
Sexual assault is one of the most under reported
crimes, with 54% still being left unreported. Factoring in unreported rapes,
only about 3% of rapists will ever serve a day in prison.
1 out of every 6 American women has been the
victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
1 in 6 men have survived some form of sexual
abuse in childhood.
Nearly 1 in 2 women have experienced sexual
violence other than rape at some point in their lives. This equates to more
than 53 million women in the U.S.
Nearly 1 in 5 men (or 25 million) have
experienced sexual violence other than rape at some point in their lives in the
15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under
Four out of five cases of child sexual abuse
occur by someone known to the child
Incest is more common than most people dare
believe. Clinicians and researchers estimate that one million or more children
under the age of 18 are currently involved in incestuous relationships.
Who Are the Offenders?
Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the
73% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a
38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.
28% are an intimate partner.