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1 in 5 women

24.8 percent

One in five women in the United States experienced completed or attempted rape during their lifetime. SOURCE Nearly a quarter (24.8%) of men in the U.S. experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. SOURCE

81% of women, 43% of men

1 in 3 women

Nationwide, 81% of women and 43% of men reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. SOURCE One in three female victims of completed or attempted rape experienced it for the first time between the ages of 11 and 17. SOURCE

1 in 4 men


About one in four male victims of completed or attempted rape first experienced it between the ages of 11 and 17. SOURCE It is estimated that 734,630 people were raped (including threatened, attempted, or completed rape) in the U.S. in 2018. SOURCE

40% in 2017, 25% in 2018

Between 2% and 10% are false reports

Forty percent of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to police in 2017, but only about 25% were reported to police in 2018. SOURCE The prevalence of false reporting for sexual assault crimes is low — between two percent and 10 percent. SOURCE

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51.1% by an intimate partner, 40.8% by an acquaintance

Almost one in four undergraduate women experienced sexual assault or misconduct at 33 of the nation's major universities. SOURCE About half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance. SOURCE

52.4% by an acquaintance, 15.2% by a stranger


Over half (52.4%) of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger. SOURCE The estimated lifetime cost of rape is $122,461 per victim. SOURCE