Rape Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice , CDC, Koss, Gidycz & Wisniewski College Study, United Nations
Research Date: 7.8.2014
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent. A person who commits an act of rape is known as a rapist. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or with a person who is incapable of valid consent. Victims of rape can be severely traumatized by the assault and may have difficulty functioning as well as they had been used to prior to the assault, with disruption of concentration, sleeping patterns and eating habits.
Rape Statistics Percent
Average number of rape cases reported in the US annually 89,000
Percent of women who experienced an attempted or completed rape 16 %
Percent of men who experienced an attempted or completed rape 3 %
Decline in rape rate since 1993 60 %
Percent of rapes that are never reported to authorities 60 %
Percent of college rapes that are never reported to authorities 95 %
Percent of rapes where both victim and perpetrator had been drinking 47 %
College Rape Statistics Percent
The following is from a study of 6,000 college students on 32 college campuses nationwide in 1987
Percent of women who reported being raped 15 %
Percent of women who reported an attempted rape 12 %
The following is from a CDC study of 5,000 women on 138 college campuses in 1995
Percent who reported being raped 20 %
Rape Perpetrator Statistics Percent
Percent of victims raped by a friend or acquaintance 38 %
Percent raped by "an intimate" 28 %
Percent raped by a stranger 26 %
Percent raped by a relative 7 %
Rape Location Statistics Percent
Perpetrators home 30.9 %
Victims home 26.6 %
Perpetrator and victims shared home 10.1 %
At a party 7.2 %
In a vehicle 7.2 %
Outdoors 3.6 %
In a bar 2.2 %
Countries With Highest Rape Rates Rate / 100,000
Lesotho 91.6
Trinidad and Tobago 58.4
Sweden 53.2
Korea 33.7
New Zealand 30.9
United States 28.6
Belgium 26.3
Zimbabwe 25.6
United Kingdom 23.2
Countries With Lowest Rape Rates Rate / 100,000
Egypt 0.1
Azerbaijan 0.3
Armenia 0.6
Syrian Arab Republic 0.7
Turkey 1.4
Sierra Leone 1.4
Canada 1.5
Ukraine 1.9
Kenya 1.9
Belarus 2.5
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