Sexual Violence Statistics

Nearly 1 in 5 women in a national survey say they have been raped.
(CDC)

1 in 10 women have been raped by their boyfriend or husband.
(CDC)

82% of rapes committed by an intimate partner are not reported to the police.
(RAINN/Dept. of Justice)

Only 3 out of every 100 rapists will ever spend time in prison.
(RAINN/Dept. of Justice)

The majority (54%) of rapes are not reported.
(RAINN/Dept. of Justice)

Only about 1 in 4 reported rapes lead to an arrest. Similarly, only about 1 out of 4 arrests lead to a felony conviction and incarceration.
(RAINN/Dept. of Justice)

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
(National Institute for Justice and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

Half of female sexual assault victims were raped before age 18.
(White House Report Rape & SA: A Renewed Call to Action)

1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college.
(White House Report Rape & SA: A Renewed Call to Action)

17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape.
(National Institute for Justice and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
(RAINN/Dept. of Justice)

15,000-19,000 people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in North America.
(National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence)

1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before the age of 18.
(1in6.org)

44% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 18.
(USDOJ)

Victims of sexual assault are three times more likely to suffer from depression, six times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and four times more likely to contemplate suicide.
(WHO)

Almost two-thirds of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.
(USDOJ)

63% of men who admitted to campus rape/attempted rape say they committed rape an average of six times.
(White House Report Rape & SA: A Renewed Call to Action)

28% of male victims of rape experience their first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger.
(CDC)

Approximately 80% of female victims experienced their first rape before the age of 25.
(CDC)

Every four hours a rape is reported in the United States Armed Forces.
(Military Rape Crisis Center)

Women in the US Military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan than killed by enemy fire.
(Military Rape Crisis Center)