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Sexual Assault Statistics

About Victims

  • 80% of victims are under age 30
  • The highest rate of sexual assault happens in women ages 18-24
  • 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of completed or attempted sexual assault
  • 1 in 33 men will be the victim of sexual assault in their lifetime
  • It is estimated that members of the LGBTQ community are at higher risk than heterosexuals

Sexual Assault Numbers

  • Every 2 minutes, another American is sexually assaulted
  • There is an average of 293,000 victims (age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year

Reporting to Police

  • 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
  • 98% of rapists will never spend a day in jail

About Rapists

  • Approximately 80% of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim
  • Alcohol is the most common date rape drug
  • Men are perpetrators in 98% of attacks against women and 93% of attacks against men


Statistics taken from RAINN and One in Four.