Sexual Violence in the U.S.

  • One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.
  • Nearly one in 10 women has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration or alcohol/drug-facilitated completed penetration.  Approximately one in 45 men has been made to penetrate an intimate partner during his lifetime.
  • 91% of the victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and 9% are male.
  • In eight out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the person who sexually assaulted them.
  • 8% of rapes occur while the victim is at work.

Campus Sexual Assault

  • One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college (2007)
  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault (2000)
  • 63.3% of men at one university who self-reported acts qualifying as rape or attempted rape admitted to committing repeat rapes.

*ALL STATISTICS ARE FROM THE NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center)

Child Sexual Abuse

  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.
  • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members. 
  • 12.3% of women were age 10 or younger at the time of their first rape/victimization, and 30% of women were between the ages of 11 and 17.
  • 27.8% of men were age 10 or younger at the time of their first rape/victimization.
  • More than one-third of women who report being raped before age 18 also experience rape as an adult. 
  • 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults. 
  • 325,000 children are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation each year. 
  • The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 years old, and the average‚Äč age for boys is 11 to 13 years old.


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