Rape Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Bureau of Justice , CDC, Koss, Gidycz & Wisniewski College Study, United Nations
Research Date: March 30th, 2015

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.

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Rape StatisticsPercent
Average number of rape cases reported in the US annually89,000
Percent of women who experienced an attempted or completed rape16 %
Percent of men who experienced an attempted or completed rape3 %
Decline in rape rate since 199360 %
Percent of rapes that are never reported to authorities60 %
Percent of college rapes that are never reported to authorities95 %
Percent of rapes where both victim and perpetrator had been drinking47 %
College Rape StatisticsPercent
The following is from a study of 6,000 college students on 32 college campuses nationwide in 1987
Percent of women who reported being raped15 %
Percent of women who reported an attempted rape12 %
The following is from a CDC study of 5,000 women on 138 college campuses in 1995
Percent who reported being raped20 %
Rape Perpetrator StatisticsPercent
Percent of victims raped by a friend or acquaintance38 %
Percent raped by "an intimate"28 %
Percent raped by a stranger26 %
Percent raped by a relative7 %
Rape Location StatisticsPercent
Perpetrators home30.9 %
Victims home26.6 %
Perpetrator and victims shared home10.1 %
At a party7.2 %
In a vehicle7.2 %
Outdoors3.6 %
In a bar2.2 %
Countries With Highest Rape RatesRate / 100,000
Trinidad and Tobago58.4
New Zealand30.9
United States28.6
United Kingdom23.2
Countries With Lowest Rape RatesRate / 100,000
Syrian Arab Republic0.7
Sierra Leone1.4

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