Statistics behind sexual assault and domestic violence
- In a 2017 National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey, it was determined that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence or stalking at the hands of an intimate partner; that’s more than 1.3m individuals.
- Nearly 23 million women and 1.7 million men have been the victims of completed or attempted rape at some point in their life.
- In the U.S., more than 27% of women and 11% of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime and experienced an intimate partner violence related impact.
- 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
- Of all female victims of completed rape 30% reported that their first such victimization occurred between the ages of 11 and 17.
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 alcohol
- 26 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.