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United States Rape Statistics


Rape is not just a women’s problem, but rather a societal problem. Here are some rape statistics to help show to provide more information on the issue. 


Rape Statistics on the Victims
1 out of 6 American women have been through either an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
Over 17.7 million women in America are currently the victims of completed or attempted rape.
In 2003, 90% of rape victims were women.
80% of rape victims are white, but minorities are more likely to experience an attack.
1 in 33 American men have been the victim of an attempted rape or completed rape.
In 2003, 10% of rape victims were men
Over 2.5 million American men  have been the victims of rape or sexual assault.
80% of rape and sexual assault victims are less than 30 years old, while 33% are less than 18 and 15 are less than 12.
Young women ages 16-19 are four times more likely to be victims or attempted rape, rape, or sexual assault in comparison to the general population.


Rape Statistics: Frequency
Attempted rape, rape, or sexual assault occurred to individuals 12 or older 248,300 times according to 2007 rape statistics.
Someone is sexually assaulted in the United States every 2 minutes.
Thankfully, the rate of sexual assault has fallen over 60% since 1993.

Rape Statistics: Reporting the Crime
At least 60% of sexual assaults and rapes are not reported to law enforcement authorities, meaning only approximately 6% of rapists experience jail time.
This means approximately 15/16 rapists are not held accountable for their crimes.
Rape Statistics: The Offenders
About 67% of rapes and sexual assaults are done by someone the victim has met as opposed to a stranger.
38% are an acquaintance or friend, 28% are someone who is considered intimate, and 7% is a family member or relative.
Over half of all sexual assaults and rape incidents happen within a mile of the home of either the offender or the victim.
According to rape statistics, approximately 40% occur in the victim’s home and 20% happen in a friend, relative’s, or neighbors home.
43% of all rapes happen between 6PM and 12AM, 24% happen from 12AM to 6AM, while 33% happen between 6AM and 6PM.
The average age of the offender is 31 years old.
About half of the offenders are white.
22% of rapists that are imprisoned are married.
In about 1/3 of all sexual assaults, the offender is under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
84% of rapes use only physical force according to victims.
More than 1/10 of the rapes in 2001 used a weapon such as a knife, gun, or other form.
Almost half of rapists released from prison committed another crime and was arrested for it within 3 years.

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