Statistics

 

General Stats

  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape)

  • 44% of victims are under age 18

  • 80% are under age 30
     

Female Stats
 

  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape)
     
  • 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape
     
  • 9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003
     

Men
 

About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime
 

  • In 2003, 1 in every ten rape victims were male
     
  • 2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape
     

Children
 

15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.3
 

  • 29% are age 12-17
     
  • 44% are under age 18.3
     
  • Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault
     
  • 7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused
     
  • 3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused
     

93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker
 

  • 34.2% of attackers were family members
     
  • 58.7% were acquaintances
     
  • Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim

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