The Scope of The Problem
One woman in four will sexually assaulted during her lifetime.
683,000 adult American women are forcibly raped each year.
Only 16% of rapes are ever reported to the police.
1 in 4 college women reported being victims of rape or attempted rape.
1 in 12 college men admitted to committing acts that met the legal definition of rape.
61% of rapes occurred before the victims were eighteen years old.
29% occurred when the victims were younger than eleven.
The Cost of Rape
The total costs of rape are estimated to be $127 billion a year in the United States, excluding the costs of child sexual abuse -- about $508 per man, woman, or child per year. The cost for each sexual assault is $110,000.
Nearly one-third of all rape victims develop Rape-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (RR-PTSD) sometime in their lifetimes, and more than 11% suffer from RR-PTSD at the present time. There are 1.5 million adult female rape victims who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the US.
There are 32,000 rape-related pregnancies each year in the U.S.