Sexual Assault in the United States

A few United States sexual assault statistics:

*** Forms of sexual violence include: Rape or sexual assault, Child sexual assault and incest, Sexual assault by a person’s spouse or partner, Unwanted sexual contact/touching, Sexual harassment, Sexual exploitation and trafficking, Exposing one’s genitals or naked body to other(s) without consent, Masturbating in public, Watching someone engage in private acts without their knowledge or permission, Nonconsensual image sharing ***

~ Rape is the most under-reported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.

~ The prevalence of false reporting is low between 2% and 10%. For example, a study of eight U.S. communities, which included 2,059 cases of sexual assault, found a 7.1% rate of false reports.  A study of 136 sexual assault cases in Boston found a 5.9% rate of false reports.  Researchers studied 812 reports of sexual assault from 2000-2003 and found a 2.1% rate of false reports.

~ One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.

~ In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime.

~ One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.

~ 20% – 25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college.

~ More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.

~ 27% of college women have experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact.

~ Nearly two thirds of college students experience sexual harassment.

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