Overall, black students (17.1%) were significantly more likely than white students (15.2%) to have been forced to have sexual intercourse (CDC 2012).Fact #17: A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or both, in a dating relationship. Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement 2000.) Fact #19: The Campus Sexual Assault Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years (National Institute of Justice 2007). Available from National Criminal Justice Reference Service.) Fact #25: Sexual violence and gender based violence is associated with a host of short- and long-term problems, including physical injury and illness, psychological symptoms, economic costs, and death (Lifetime Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence in Women and the Relationship with Mental Disorders and Psychosocial Function, Journal of American Medical Association 2011).(New York Times 8/01/01) Fact #18: 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. Fact #21: About one-third of female murder victims ages 12 or older are killed by an intimate partner. Fact #26: Rape victims often experience anxiety, guilt, nervousness, phobias, substance abuse, sleep disturbances, depression, alienation, sexual dysfunction, and aggression.
Fact #1: Over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #2: 18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #3: Of the 18.3% of women who have survived rape or attempted rape, 12.3% were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 29.9% were between the ages of 11 and 17.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #4: Every 90 seconds, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. Department of Justice) Fact #5: One out of every five American women has been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.(Calculation based on 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey. (The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010)Fact #6: Approximately 1,270,000 women are raped each year.
Another 6,646,000 are victims of other sexual crime, including sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, or unwanted sexual experiences. Fact #7: 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12; 29% are age 12-17; 44% are under age 18; 80% are under age 30; ages 12-34 are the highest risk years.(Department of Justice 2010) Fact #8: Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.(Department of Justice 2010) Fact #9: Most female victims are raped before the age of 25, and almost half of female victims are under the age of 18.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010).Fact #10: More than 75% of female victims were raped or sexually assaulted before age 25.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010). Fact #11: In 2006, 78,000 children were sexually abused.