Rape Statistics 2017

Latest stats 2014, 2015

  • Each rape costs approximately $151,423
  • Annually, rape costs the U.S. more than any other, crime ($127 billion), followed by assault ($93 billion), murder ($71 billion), and drunk driving ($61 billion)
  • 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.
  • Rape is the most under-reported crime.
  • 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.
  • Only 12% of child sexual abuse is reported to the authorities.
  • 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.
  • 28% are an intimate.
  • 43% of rapes occur between 6:00 pm and midnight.
  • 91% of the victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and 9% are male.
  • 8% of rapes occur while the victim is at work.
  • One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.
  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
  • 3% of men at one university who self-reported acts qualifying as rape or attempted rape admitted to committing repeat rapes.
  • More than 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occurred within 1 mile of their home or at their home.
  • 4 in 10 take place at the victim’s home.

Sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes, with 54% still being left unreported.

Only 3% of Reported Rapists  Are Convicted.

Most sex criminals that go to trial are not convicted. This makes it very difficult for many victims to press charges.

Victims of sexual assault are:

  • Each rape costs approximately $151,423
  • Annually, rape costs the U.S. more than any other, crime ($127 billion), followed by assault ($93 billion), murder ($71 billion), and drunk driving ($61 billion)
  • Healthcare is 16% higher for women who were, sexually abused as children.
  • 81% of women and 35% of men report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post Traumatic, Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Survivor is 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
  • Survivor is 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Survivor is 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
  • Survivor is 26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
  • Survivor is 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
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  • 1 in 2 women (50%) are sexually abused in their lifetime.
  • 79% of female rape victims report that the rape occurred before age 25.
  • 42.2% of female rape victims were first raped before age 18.
  • 86% of female rape victims know their abuser as an intimate partner, family member, or acquaintance.
  • About 32,000 pregnancies are the result of rape each year.
  • 94% of women who are raped experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during the two weeks following the rape.9
  • 30% of women report PTSD symptoms 9 months after the rape.10
  • 33% of women who are raped contemplate suicide.11
  • 13% of women who are raped attempt suicide.11
  • Approximately 70% of rape or sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress, a larger percentage than for any other violent crime.
  • About 3% of American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
  • 2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape.
  • 1 in 5 men (20%) are sexually abused in their lifetime
  • 52.4% of male rape victims report their perpetrator was an acquaintance.
  • 28% of male rape victims say they were first raped by the age of 10.
  • 325,000 children are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation(human traffickng) each year .
  • The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 years old, and the average age for boys is 11 to 13 years old.
  • 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.
  • 29% are age 12-17.
  • 44% are under age 18.3
  • 80% are under age 30.3
  • 12-34 are the highest risk years.
  • 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.
  • Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.
    • Of these, 75% were girls.
  • 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.
  • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members .
  • 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male
  • 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults.
  • An estimated 80,600 inmates each year experience sexual violence while in in American correctional facilities.
  • 60% of all sexual violence against inmates is perpetrated by jail or prison staff.
  • More than 50% of the sexual contact between inmate and staff member—all of which is illegal—is nonconsensual.
  • The Justice Department estimates that the total bill to society for prison rape and sexual abuse is as high as $51.9 billion per year.
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  • 18,900 military members experienced unwanted sexual contact in the fiscal year ending September, 2014.16
  • 3% of active duty women and 0.9% of active duty men experienced unwanted sexual contact in FY14.
  • Of the 18,900 survivors, 43% of females and 10% of males reported.
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  • More than half (53%) of violence against persons with disabilities and more than two-thirds (69%) of rapes or sexual assaults against persons with disabilities were committed against those with multiple disabilities.,
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References

https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence

https://www.teenhelp.com/sexual-abuse-trauma/sexual-abuse-statistics/

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/18/opinion/why-we-let-prison-rape-go-on.html?_r=0

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Report – Crime Against Persons with Disabilities

The Bureau of Justice Statistics