Statistics

In the United States, a woman is raped every 6 minutes. (Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center of the National Victims Center, 1992)

An estimated 92,700 men are forcibly raped each year in the United States. (Tjaden and Thoennes, 1998)

84% of all rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. (Warsaw, R. 1988. I Never Called It Rape. Harper and Row)

Women who are raped by men they know are less likely to report the crime to the police than women who are raped by strangers. (Bachman, 1994)

1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by age 18. (Walker, L. 1988. Handbook on Sexual Abuse of Children)

Rape remains the most underreported violent crime in the United States.(Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center of the National Victims Center, 1992)

Victims of sexual assault are:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

Sources

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

Rape Abuse Incest National Network