Statistics on the Prevalence of Sexual Abuse
- According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), every 92 seconds another person in America becomes a victim of sexual violence.
- According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men experience sexual violence at some point in their lives.
- 1 of 6 women and 1 of 33 men have experienced rape (attempted or completed) in their lifetime according to RAINN.
- Per the CDC and RAINN, these rates of sexual violence are even higher for individuals in the LGBTQ community and people of color.
- 1 in 2 individuals who identify as transgender experience sexual violence during their lifetime according to the Office for Victims of Crime.
- Per RAINN, 11 percent of all college students will experience sexual violence during their college career. These crimes are 50 percent more likely to occur between August- November and happen during a person’s freshman year.
- 15 percent of sexual abuse victims are under age 12 and 29 percent are between 12-17 years old according to the Sexual Assault Support Center.
- According to the NSVRC, 63 percent of sexual assaults are never reported to the police, whereas the prevalence of false reporting is much lower: only 2-10 percent.