(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 #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.In this study domestic violence included injuries caused by street crime. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials. Fact #27: Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likley to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 14 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.Fact #23: The FBI estimates that only 46% of rapes and sexual assaults are reported to the police. Fact #24: Less than half of domestic violence incidents are reported to police. (Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. (World Health Organization 2003) Fact #28: Sexual violence victims exhibit a variety of psychological symptoms that are similar to those of victims of other types of trauma, such as war and natural disaster (National Research Council 1996).
For a very nice interactive report of Census 2000 general demographics for each of the 50 states from USA Today, click here. One of their graphics is presented below and it shows the racial/ethnic proportion of the U. The groups that are experiencing the highest growth are Hispanics/Latinos and Asian Americans. This diversity among Asian Americans shows up when we look at the sizes of the different ethnic groups within the overall Asian American population.
Fact #33: About half of all rape victims are in the lowest third of income distribution; half are in the upper two-thirds. of Justice, 1994.) Fact #34 Women who resided in households that earned less than ,000 annually are four times more likely to experience violence than women in wealthier households (Browne, Salomon, & Bassuk 1999) Fact #35: An estimated 17,500 women and children are trafficked into the United States annually for sexual exploitation or forced labor. Fact #36: Offenders have been reported to be armed with a gun, knife or other weapon in 11 percent of rape or sexual assault victimizations.
(Violence against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U. (Criminal Victimization, Bureau of Justice, 2010) Fact #37: Factoring in unreported rapes, about 6% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail. (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) calculation based on US Department of Justice 2010 Statistics) Fact #38: Boys who witness their fathers' violence are 10 times more likely to engage in spouse abuse in later adulthood than boys from non-violent homes.
(Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2003). (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2003).
Fact #31: It is estimated that 43% of lesbian and bisexual women and 30% of gay and bisexual men have experienced at least one form of sexual assault during their lifetimes.