Statistics

The Prevalence of Sexual Assault

By Age

  • 44% of victims are under the age of 18
  • 80% of victims are under the age of 30
  • 15% of victims are under the age of 12
By Gender
  • In 2003, 90% of rape victims were women
Reporting
  • 60% of sexual assaults go unreported
  • 3% of rapists serve time in prison
Assailants
  • 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim
  • 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger

The Prevalence of Stalking

  • 4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year in the United States.
  • 3 in 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
  • 30% of stalking victims are stalked by a current or former intimate partner.

The Prevalence of Dating and Domestic Violence

  • More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) ages 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).

References

This page was last modified on April 23, 2020