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How often is rape reported to law enforcement?
statistic body— Black et al., 2011
Despite the increase in self-reports of rape and sexual assault, there was a decrease in reporting to police from 2017 to 2018. Forty-percent (40%) of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police in 2017, but only about 25% were reported to police in 2018.— Morgan and Oudekerk, 2019
How common is sexual harassment?
Nationwide, 81% of women and 43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime.— Kearl 2018
How many reports of sexual assault to law enforcement are false?
The prevalence of false reporting for sexual assault crimes is low — between two percent and ten percent.— Lisak et al., 2010
How can rape impact a survivor's life?
The estimated lifetime cost of rape is $122,461 per victim.— Peterson et al., 2017