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Rape Statistics

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
Statistic & Data References
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice , CDC, Koss, Gidycz & Wisniewski College Study, United Nations
Date research was conducted: March 30th, 2015