1 in 10 elderly persons suffer abuse, including sexual abuse, within a one year period. Among those aged 60 and over, the lifetime prevalence of sexual assault is 7%.
Source | Acierno, Ron & Hernandez-Tejada, Melba & Amstadter, Ananda & Resnick, Heidi & Steve, Kenneth & Muzzy, Wendy & Kilpatrick, Dean. (2009). Prevalence and Correlates of Emotional, Physical, Sexual, and Financial Abuse and Potential Neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study. American journal of public health. 100. 292-7. 10.2105/AJPH.2009.163089.
1 in 10 youth detained in juvenile facilities experience sexual assault or sexual abuse while in custody.
Source | Beck, A. J. (2014). PREA data collection activities, 2014. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
1 in 4 women have experienced rape or attempted rape during their lifetimes, according to several national U.S. surveys.
Source | Fisher et al. 2000; Koss et al. 1987; Tjaden and Thoennes 2000
Fisher, B. S., Cullen, F. T., & Turner, M. G. (2000). The sexual victimization of college women (NCJ Publication No. 182369). Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice.
Koss, M. P., Gidycz, C. A., &Wisniewski, N. (1987). The scope of rape: Incidence and prevalence of sexual aggression and victimization in a national sample of higher education students. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55, 162–170.
Tjaden, P., & Thoennes, N. (2000). Full report of the prevalence, incidence, and consequences of violence against women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey (NCJ Publication No. 183781). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.
1 in 4 women returning from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan reported that they were sexually assaulted while they were deployed.
1 in 8 people “had someone threaten to post and/or post sexually explicit images of them without their consent,” according to a 2017 study by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). Women were almost twice as likely to be the targets of nonconsensual pornography (NCP) than men.
1 in every 5 survivors of confirmed sexual abuse in ICE detention is transgender even though trans people make up only 1 in 500 people detained by ICE.
Source | Guitierrez, Jennicet (June 25, 2015). “I interrupted President Obama because we need to be
heard,” Washington Blade.
1 of 12 respondents said they’d experienced at least one instance of nonconsensual pornography (aka “revenge porn”) in their lifetime. 25% of respondents were 18 at the age of first incidence.
12% of transgender youth report being sexually assaulted in K-12 settings by peers or educational staff.
22% of transgender respondents who have interacted with police reported harassment by police, with much higher rates reported by people of color. 46% of respondents reported being uncomfortable seeking police assistance.
24% of American Indian transgender students, 18% of multiracial transgender students, 17% of Asian transgender students, and 15% of Black transgender students experience sexual assault.
24% of American Indian transgender students, 18% of multiracial transgender students, 17% of Asian transgender students, and 15% of Black transgender students have experienced sexual assault.
24.2% of active duty women and 6.3% of active duty men indicated experiencing sexual harassment in the year prior to being surveyed in 2018.