Dating violence facts statistics
Another 6,646,000 are victims of other sexual crime, including sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, or unwanted sexual experiences. Fact #7: 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12; 29% are age 12-17; 44% are under age 18; 80% are under age 30; ages 12-34 are the highest risk years.
Welcome to Do Something.org, a global movement of 5.5 million young people making positive change, online and off! Fact #10: More than 75% of female victims were raped or sexually assaulted before age 25.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010). Fact #11: In 2006, 78,000 children were sexually abused.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #2: 18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #3: Of the 18.3% of women who have survived rape or attempted rape, 12.3% were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 29.9% were between the ages of 11 and 17. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.
Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.
Fact #17: A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or both, in a dating relationship. Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement 2000.) Fact #19: The Campus Sexual Assault Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years (National Institute of Justice 2007). Available from National Criminal Justice Reference Service.) Fact #25: Sexual violence and gender based violence is associated with a host of short- and long-term problems, including physical injury and illness, psychological symptoms, economic costs, and death (Lifetime Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence in Women and the Relationship with Mental Disorders and Psychosocial Function, Journal of American Medical Association 2011).
(New York Times 8/01/01) Fact #18: 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. Fact #21: About one-third of female murder victims ages 12 or older are killed by an intimate partner. Fact #26: Rape victims often experience anxiety, guilt, nervousness, phobias, substance abuse, sleep disturbances, depression, alienation, sexual dysfunction, and aggression.
34.2% of attackers were family members and 58.7 were acquaintances. (Department of Justice 2007) Fact #22: A University of Pennsylvania research study found that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to low-income, inner-city Philadelphia women between the ages of 15 to 44 - more common than automobile accidents, mugging and rapes combined. They often distrust others and replay the assault in their minds, and they are at increased risk of future victimization (De Lahunta 1997).
In this study domestic violence included injuries caused by street crime. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials. Fact #27: Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likley to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, 14 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
Fact #31: It is estimated that 43% of lesbian and bisexual women and 30% of gay and bisexual men have experienced at least one form of sexual assault during their lifetimes.