American Rape Statistics:
In 1995, over 354,670 women were the victims of rape or sexual assault. (National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996)
Over the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault. (National Crime Victimization Survey Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996)
The FBI estimates that 72 of every 100,000 females in the United States were raped last year. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Statistics, 1996)
Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 mins. (US. Deprtment of Justice)
Approximately 28% of victims are rapd by husbands or boyfriends.
35% by acquaintances.
5% by other relatives. (Violence against Women, Bureau of Jusice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994)
According to the FBI estimates tat only 37% of all rapes are reported to the police.
According to the U.S. Justice Department, only 26% of all rapes are reported to the police/law enforcement officials.
Living In Fear:
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (All statistics are taken from: Violence against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994)
25% of every rape takes place in a pubic area or in a parking garage.
31% of female victims reported that the offender was a stranger.
68% of rapes occur between the hours of 6pm and 6am.
At least 45% of rapists were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In 29% of rapes, the offender used a weapon.
In 7% of rapes, the victim sustained injuries other than rape injuries.
75% of female rape victims require medical care after the attack.
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