Sexual Violence Statistics

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

Nearly 1 in 10 women has been raped by an intimate partner (CDC)

7 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone who knew the victim (RAINN)

82% of sexual assaults committed by a friend or acquaintance are not reported to the police (RAINN & USDOJ)

Out of 1,000 rapes, 994 perpetrators will walk free (RAINN)

About 63% of rapes go unreported. For 32 reported rapes, only 7 lead to arrest and only 2 will lead to a felony conviction (RAINN & USDOJ)

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (NIJ & CDC)

1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college (NSVRC)

Since 1998, about 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape (NIJ & CDC)

Every 98 seconds, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted (RAINN & USDOJ)

15,000-19,000 people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in in the U.S.(NCDSV)

1 out of 10 rape victims are men (RAINN)

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

Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide (WHO)

63% of men who admitted to campus rape/attempted rape say they committed an average of 6 rapes (NSVRC)

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)

18,900 military members experienced unwanted sexual contact in the fiscal year ending September, 2014. (DOJ)

47% of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their life (HRC)

Sexual violence affects Black women at high rates. More than 20% of Black women are raped during their lifetimes—a higher share than among women overall, which is 18% (CDC/IWPR.org)