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Sexual Assault Statistics

  • How often does rape or sexual assault happen?
    • In 2005 more than 300,000 women and 90,000 men reported being raped in the past 12 months.
    • 1 in 4 women ages 15 – 23 will be a victim of rape or attempted rape.
    • 1 in 10 men will be a victim of sexual assault.
  • Can we prevent rape by avoiding attackers or dangerous places?
    • 85% of rape victims know their attackers.
    • 57% of acquaintance rapes happen while on dates.
    • Nearly 6 out of 10 sexual assaults occur at the victim's home or the home of a friend, relative, or neighbor.
    • 16% of male college students who committed rape took part in episodes that involved more than one attacker.
  • How often is rape reported truthfully?
    • According to the FBI, 98% of rape allegations turn out to be true.
    • 42% of rape survivors never tell anyone about the incident.
    • Only 5% report the attack to the police
  • What are the consequences of rape?
    • Rape victims are more likely than non-victims interviewed to be in poor health, abuse drugs, express low satisfaction with life and depression, and think about suicide.
    • Approximately 5% of rapes result in pregnancy.
    • 1 in 15 women contract a sexually transmitted disease from their attacker.
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Muncie, IN 47306

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