Statistics

Statistics

Age

Disability

Ethnicity

Gender

Issue

Military

17-YOUNGER
54% of boys who are Deaf have been sexually abused in comparison to 10% of boys who are hearing
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17-YOUNGER
50% of girls who are Deaf have been sexually abused compared to 25% of girls who are hearing
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17-YOUNGER
12 percent of transgender youth report being sexually assaulted in K–12 settings by peers or educational staff
17-YOUNGER
One in four victims of sexual assault under the age of twelve is a boy.
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17-YOUNGER
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old
51 – 70+ years old
Elder sexual abuse is most often being reported in nursing homes, by both employees and residents as perpetrators
DR. ANN BURGESS FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA COMMISSION ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY
51 – 70+ years old
In a study of elderly female sexual abuse victims, 81% of abuse was perpetrated by the victim’s primary caregiver. 78% was perpetrated by family members, of whom 39% were sons.
51 – 70+ years old
About 76 percent of elder sexual abuse victims have had their incident witnessed by another About 67 percent of elder sexual abusers were members of the family, according to the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study.
51 – 70+ years old
About 80 percent of the time, the perpetrator of elder sexual abuse was the caregiver to the elder.
51 – 70+ years old
About 27 percent of victims of elder sexual abuse occurred in either the elder’s own home or in the perpetrators home.
51 – 70+ years old
About 83 percent of victims of elder sexual abuse reside in an institutional care center, such as a nursing home.
51 – 70+ years old
Only about 30 percent of elderly victims of sexual abuse over the age of 65 years actually report the abuse to the authorities.
51 – 70+ years old
Women are 6 times more likely to be victims of elder sexual abuse.
Dr. Christine Traxler of Nursing Home Abuse
DISABILITY
Among developmentally disabled adults, up to 83% of females and 32% of males are victims of sexual violence.
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DISABILITY
A person with a disability is twice as likely to be a victim of sexual assault or rape than a person without a disability.
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DISABILITY
Approximately 80% of women and 30% of men with a form of intellectual disability have been sexually assaulted - half of these women have been assaulted more than 10 times
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LATINX
Approximately 7.9% of Latinas will be raped by a spouse, boyfriend or ex-boyfriend during their lifetime.
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BLACK-AFRICAN-AMERICAN
Approximately 60% of Black girls experience sexual abuse by age 18.
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BLACK-AFRICAN-AMERICAN
1 in 5 Black women had been raped in their lifetime
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BLACK-AFRICAN-AMERICAN
For every African-American woman who reports her rape, at least fifteen African-American women do not report theirs.
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ASIAN-PACIFIC-ISLANDER
Of API men, 9% experienced some form of contact sexual violence, and 9% had non-contact unwanted sexual experienced during their lifetime.
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ASIAN-PACIFIC-ISLANDER
Of API women, 23% experienced some form of contact sexual violence, 10% experienced completed or attempted rape, and 21% had non-contact unwanted sexual experiences during their lifetime.
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ASIAN
Between 21-55% of Asian women report experiencing intimate physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
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INDIGENOUS-AMERICAN
American Indians are the victims of rape and sexual assault at a rate that is 3.5 times higher than that of any other race in the United States.
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INDIGENOUS-AMERICAN
American Indian and Alaska Native women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence committed by a stranger or acquaintance rather than a family member or intimate partner. Approximately 70% of perpetrators are non-Native.
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TRANSGENDER-MALE TRANSGENDER-WOMAN
One in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives
TRANSGENDER-MALE TRANSGENDER-WOMAN
Among people of color, American Indian (65%), multiracial (59%), Middle Eastern (58%), and Black (53%) respondents of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey were most likely to have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime
JAMES, S. E., HERMAN, J. L., RANKIN, S., KEISLING, M., MOTTET, L., & ANAFI, M. (2016). THE REPORT OF THE 2015 U.S. TRANSGENDER SURVEY. WASHINGTON, DC: NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY.
TRANSGENDER-MALE TRANSGENDER-WOMAN
Trans people of color are more 1.8 times more likely to experience sexual violence than the general population.
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TRANSGENDER-WOMAN TRANSGENDER-MALE
64% of trans people who will experience sexual assault in their lifetimes.
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WOMAN-IDENTIFYING
51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance
MALE-IDENTIFYING
Only 16% of men with documented histories of sexual abuse (by social service agencies, which means it was very serious) considered themselves to have been sexually abused, compared to 64% of women with documented histories in the same study
MALE-IDENTIFYING
A 2005 study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, on San Diego Kaiser Permanente HMO members, reported that 16% of males were sexually abused by the age of 18
INTIMATE-PARTNER-SEXUAL-ABUSE
Nearly six out of ten sexual assaults occur in the victim’s home or the home of a friend, relative, or neighbor.
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LAW-ENFORCEMENT-SEXUAL-ABUSE
In a second study, funded by the National Institute of Justice and analyzing more than 6,700 officer arrests nationwide during a seven-year period, Stinson found that half of arrests for sexual misconduct were for incidents involving minors.
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LAW-ENFORCEMENT-SEXUAL-ABUSE
According to a 2010 Cato Institute review, sexual misconduct is the second-most-frequently reported form of police misconduct, after excessive force.
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INTIMATE-PARTNER-SEXUAL-ABUSE
47.1% of rape victims had a perpetrator who was a current or former intimate partner
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WORKPLACE-SEXUAL-ABUSE
Eight percent of rapes occur while the victim is at work
DUHART, D. (2001). VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE, 1993-99. BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS.
MILITARY
Across all four military services service member reporting of sexual assault increased by about 10 percent in fiscal year 2017
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MILITARY
1 in 7 military service members experience an assault at the hands of someone in their chain of command.
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