11 Facts About Sexual Assault

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  1. 44 percent of sexual assault victims are under age 18.
     
  2. Someone in the US is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes.
     
  3. 1 out of every 6 women in America has been the victim of an attempted or rape in her lifetime. 
     
  4. Sexual assault is the most under-reported violent crime in the U.S. Only 46 percent of sexual assaults have been reported over the past 5 years. 
     
  5. Two-thirds of assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.
     
  6. Girls ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
     
  7. 5 percent of males in grades 9-12 said they have been sexually abused.
     
  8. 93 percent of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.
     
  9. Victims of sexual assault are 26 times more likely to abuse drugs. And 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
     
  10. 1 in 33 American men have experienced attempted rape or rape in their lifetime.
     
  11. There are 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault every year.

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Sources: RAINN