Sexual Assault Response

The following statistics are from RAINN

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  • Every 2 minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Each year there are about 207,754 victims of sexual assault.
  • 1 out of 6 American women has been the victim of attempted or completed rape in her lifetime and about 3% of sexual assault victims are men.
  • In 1 in 3 sexual assaults, the perpetrator was intoxicated.
  • Sexual assault is considered one of the most under-reported crimes, with 54% still being left unreported.
  • 44% of victims are under the age of 18 and 80% of victims are under age 30.
  • Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim with 38% of rapists being a friend or acquaintance and 7% of rapes are perpetrated by the victim’s relative.
  • The racial groups of women with the highest percentage of victims of attempted or complete rape are American Indian and Alaskan women, followed by women from mixed racial backgrounds.
  • Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
  • Victims of sexual assault are more likely to suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and possible suicide, and more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.
  • Sexual assault rates have fallen by more than 60% since 1993.
  • 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.
  • 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.
  • The average age of a rapist is 31 years old and 52% are white.

Last Updated 3/13/18

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