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Statistics

STATISTICS*

Rainn.org is a great site for sexual violence statistics. You can find additional statistics there. 

Lifetime Statistics

  • Every 98 seconds someone is sexually assaulted (3)
  • 1 in 2 women, 1 in 5 men and 1 in 2 trans identifying individuals experience some form of sexual violence (2, 4)
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men experience a completed or attempted rape (i.e., vaginal, oral, anal) (1)  
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 males are sexually abused before age 18 (8, 6)

During College

  • 1 in 5 women, 1 in 14 men, and 1 in 4 transgender students experience sexual assault (17)
  • Highest rates of sexual assault occur during the first 3 months of of the school year: August, September, & October, especially for first year students (17)
  • The majority of sexual assaults involve alcohol. Specifically, 70% of repeat perpetrators of sexual assault intentionally use alcohol as a weapon to commit these crimes (10, 11) 
  • About 7% of students report rape to school authorities (17)

Impacts

  • 94% of women who are raped experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during the two weeks following the rape (18)
  • 30% of women report PTSD symptoms 9 months after the rape (19)
  • 33% of women who are raped contemplate suicide (20)
  • Approximately 70% of rape or sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress, a larger percentage than for any other violent crime (21)

Perpetrators

  • In about 85% of sexual assault cases, the perpetrator and victim know each other in some capacity (2)
  • 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to police (3)
  • 98% of rapists will never spend a day in jail (9)
  • In 11% of rape and sexual assault incidents, the perpetrator used a weapon (gun, knife, other) (22)
  • Personal weapons—such as hands, feet or teeth—are used against victims of sexual violence in about 2 out of 3 cases (23)

RVAP Data

Click here for the RVAP's Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report!  

Click here for RVAP fiscal year 10-14 statistical comparison 

Fiscal Year 15 (July 2014--December 2014) 

1,500+ survivor support services provided
Hotline Calls: 33% increase
Counseling Services: 52% increase
Therapeutic Services: 50% increase
Criminal Justice/Medical/University Advocacy: 79% increase
Education/Prevention: 62% increase (162 presentation/2,800 people)

 

*For statistical references click here. Italicized numbers correspond to appropriate source.