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Statistics

If you have a sister, mother or friend it is imperative that you understand how prevalent sexual violence is. It’s alarming! Silence is not the solutions!

  • One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives

  • In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime

  • 51.1% of female victims reported being raped by an intimate partner/40.8% by an acquaintance

  • 52.4% of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger

  • 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and nine percent are male

  • In eight out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator

Child Sexual Abuse

  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old

  • 30% of women were between 11 and 17 at the time of their first completed rape

  • 12.3% of women were age 10 or younger at first completed rape

  • 27.8% of men were age 10 or younger at first completed rape victimization

  • More than one third of women who report being raped before age 18 also experience rape as an adult

  • 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults

  • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members of the child

  • It is estimated that 325,000 children per year are currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation

  • The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12-14 years old, and the average age at which boys first become victims of prostitution is 11-13 years old

  • Only 12% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities

Campus Sexual Assault

  • 20% – 25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college

  • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault

  • 27% of college women have experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact

  • Nearly two thirds of college students experience sexual harassment
     

Rape is the most under-reported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police 

**Data taken from NSAVRC

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