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Facts About Rape


  • If you are a female, the chances are 1 in 3 that you will be sexually assaulted in your lifetime.
  • Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes.
  • Rape is the fastest growing violent crime in the United States.
  • The risk of rape is four times higher for females ages 16-24 than any other age group
  • Approximately one in six males will be assaulted sometime in their lifetime.
  • Approximately 50% of all rapes occur in the victim's home.
  • All ages, races, and economic groups are at risk.
  • Only about 1 in 10 sexual assaults are reported, making rape the most under-reported crime in the United States.
  • Less than 2% of reported rapes are false.
  • The penalty for rape is 10 to 20 years imprisonment, life imprisonment, or death.
  • About 80% of victims know their attacker.