Statistics

Statistics behind sexual assault and domestic violence

RAPE

  • In a 2011 National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey, it was determined that nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men in MA have experienced sexual victimization other than rape in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men in MA have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime).
  • 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape
  • 9 out of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003
  • About 3% of American men, 1 in 33, have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime
  • 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12
  • Girls ages 16 – 19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault

SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHILDREN

  • 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
  • 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker
  • More than one third (34.2%) of attackers were family members, 58.7% were acquaintances, and only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victims.

EFFECTS OF RAPE

  • Victims of sexual assault are:
  • 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
  • 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol26 times more likely to abuse drugs
  • 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

Our appreciation to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network for many of these statistics.