Sexual Assault: Statistics

  • 1 rape occurs every 46 seconds.
  • 1 in 3 girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18.
  • 1 in 4 women are victims of rape or attempted rape while in college.
  • 75% of rape and sexual assault victims know their attacker.
  • More than half of all rapes occur in the victim's home or at the home of a friend, neighbor or relative.
  • 41% of women who were raped expected to be raped again.
  • 71% of all sexual assaults are planned.
  • 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to the police.
  • 4% are reported to the police, when the attacker is known.
  • 28% of convicted rapists who are released from jail are re-arrested for a new violent crime within three years.
  • 82% of women who were raped said that the experience permanently changed them.
  • Rape victims are nine times more likely than non-victims to have attempted suicide.
  • Studies have found that between 12 and 16 percent of male college students have been forced to have sexual intercourse while on a date with a woman. Most said that they had sex due to verbal pressure, such as pleading, demands, or blackmail. Some said verbal coercion and physical restraint pressured them, and some were too intoxicated to consent.
  • The number of people who commit perjury pertaining to rape is the same percentage of people who lie about any other crime: 2-3%.

Believe the victim.