In a nationally representative survey of adults: • Nearly 1 in 5 (18.3%) women and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives.
In a nationally representative survey of adults, 37.4% of female rape victims were first raped between ages 18-24.
Studies show that one in five women experience attempted or completed sexual assault during her college years
In a more recent study of 9 colleges, Krebs et al. found the prevalence rate for completed sexual assault (as defined above) experienced by undergraduate women was 10.3%, and the prevalence rate for completed rape among undergraduate women was 4.1%. For men, the study showed 3.1% experienced completed sexual assault and 0.8% experienced rape (Krebs, et al., 2016). To address this problem, in 2014, the White House established the Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. The Task Force had a mandate to strengthen federal enforcement efforts and provide schools with additional tools to help prevent sexual violence on their campuses (White House, 2014).
“Sexual Assault in New Mexico.” • In 2002, there were 2,815 sex crimes reported by participating law enforcement agencies. During the same calendar year, service providers from rape crisis centers and mental health centers served 1,132 victims of sexual assault. (New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository)
About 3% of American men have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime
In 2003, 1 in every 10 rape victims were male
2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape
1 out of every 6 American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime