Sexual Assault Statistics
Sexual Violence in Florida and the United States
Here are some startling statistics by Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
- 1 out of 6 American women (17.7 million) has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
- 3% of American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in his lifetime.
- 44% are under the age of 18
- 80% are under age 30
- Approximately 2/3 or rape are committed by someone known to the victim.
- The average age of a rapist is 31-years-old.
- In 1 in 3 sexual assaults, the perpetrator was intoxicated — 30% with alcohol, 4% with drugs.
- In 2001, 11% of rapes involved the use of a weapon — 3% used a gun, 6% used a knife, and 2 % used another form of weapon.
Location & Time of Sexual Assaults:
- More than 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occurred within 1 mile of their home or at their home.
- 1 in 12 rapes take place in a parking garage.
- 43% of rapes occur between 6pm and midnight.
Effects of Rape:
- It is estimated that there were 3,204 pregnancies as a result of rape between 2004-2005.
Victims of sexual assault are:
Reporting of Rape:
- 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.
- 54% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.
- 97% of rapists never spend a day in jail.
If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted or raped, it's critical to get them the help that he or she needs. Immediately report the incident to the police and get emergency medical help. For additional statistics visit the following sites:Bureau of Justice Center for Disease Control Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV)National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
For a list of Florida and National rape crisis centers and advocacy programs, click here
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