Sexual Assault Statistics
Sexual Assault Statistics - Adults
Every 92 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.
On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States.
The majority of sexual assault victims are under the age of 30.
Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.
Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
As of 1998, an estimated 17.7 million American women had been victims of attempted or completed rape.
Sexual Assault Statistics - Children
2% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female.6
Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.3
Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely.7
Men and Boys Are Also Affected by Sexual Violence
As of 1998, 2.78 million men in the U.S. had been victims of attempted or completed rape.
About 3% of American men—or 1 in 33—have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.
1 out of every 10 rape victims are male.
Males ages 18-24 who are college students are approximately five times more likely then non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault.
Transgender Students Are at Higher Risk for Sexual Violence
21% of TGQN (transgender, genderqueer, nonconforming) college students have been sexually assaulted, compared to 18% of non-TGQN females, and 4% of non-TGQN males.