1 Sexual Violence Facts at a Glance 2012 A 2011 survey of high school students found that Adults of girls and of boys from grades 9-12. reported that they were forced to have sexual In a nationally representative survey of adults:1 intercourse at some time in their Nearly 1 in 5 ( ) women and 1 in 71 men ( ) reported experiencing rape at some time in Perpetrators their lives. Approximately 1 in 20 women and men ( and In a nationally representative survey:1. , respectively) experienced sexual violence other than rape, such as being made to penetrate Among female rape victims, perpetrators were someone else, sexual coercion, unwanted reported to be intimate partners ( ), family sexual contact, or non-contact unwanted sexual members ( ), acquaintances ( ) and experiences, in the 12 months prior to the survey.
2 Strangers ( ). of men reported they were made to penetrate Among male rape victims, perpetrators were someone else at some time in their lives. reported to be acquaintances ( ) and strangers ( ). 13% of women and 6% of men reported they experienced sexual coercion at some time in their Among male victims who were made to penetrate lives. someone else, perpetrators were reported to be intimate partners ( ), acquaintances ( ). and strangers ( ). College Age In a nationally representative survey of adults, Health Disparities of female rape victims were first raped between ages Among high school students, of American In a study of undergraduate women, 19% Indian/Alaska Natives, of Native Hawaiian/.
3 Experienced attempted or completed sexual Pacific Islander students, of black students, assault since entering of Hispanic students, of white students, and of multiple-race students reported that Children and Youth they were forced to have sexual intercourse at some time in their Among adult women surveyed in 2010, In a nationally representative survey:1. of American Indian/Alaska Natives, 22% of non- of female rape victims were first raped Hispanic blacks, of non-Hispanic whites, before age 18. of Hispanics, and of women of of female rape victims were first raped multiple races experienced an attempted or a between the ages of 11-17. completed rape at some time in their female rape victims and of male rape victims were first raped when they were age 10 or younger.
4 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Violence Prevention Sexual Violence Facts at a Glance Non-fatal Injuries, Medical Treatment, References and Health conditions 1. Black MC, Basile KC, Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Walters ML, Merrick Among sexual violence victims raped since their MT, Chen J, Stevens MR. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: 18th birthday, of women and of men National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for reported a physical injury as a result of a rape. Disease Control and Prevention; 2011. of injured female victims received medical 2. Krebs CP, Linquist CH, Warner TD, Fisher BS, Martin SL.
5 College women's experiences with physically forced, alcohol- or other drug-enabled, and drug-facilitated sexual assault before and During 2004-2006, an estimated 105,187 females since entering college. Journal of American College Health 2009;. and 6,526 males aged 10-24 years received 57(6):639-647. medical care in emergency departments as a 3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1991-2011 High result of nonfatal injuries sustained from a sexual School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at http://apps. Accessed on 8/24/ 2012 . 4. Tjaden P, Thoennes N. Extent, nature, and consequences of rape Based on 2005 data from the Behavioral Risk victimization: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), for both Survey.
6 Washington: US Department of Justice; Publication No. women and men, links were found between NCJ210346; 2006. history of nonconsensual sex and high 5. CDC. Sexual and Reproductive Health of Persons Aged 10-24 years cholesterol, stroke and heart disease; female United States, 2002-2007. MMWR 2009; 58(ss06):1-58. Available from: victims of nonconsensual sex were more likely to report heart attack and heart disease compared to 6. Smith SG. Breiding MJ. Chronic disease and health behaviours linked to experiences of non-consensual sex among women and men. Public Health 2011; 125:653-659. Rape results in about 32,000 pregnancies each 7. Holmes MM, Resnick HS, Kilpatrick DG, Best CL.
7 Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive characteristics from a national sample of women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Among female victims of partner violence who Gynecology 1996; 175:320-324. filed a protective order, 68% reported they were 8. McFarlane J, Malecha A, Watson K, Gist J, Batten E, Hall I, & Smith raped by their intimate partner and 20% reported S. Intimate partner sexual assault against women: Frequency, a rape-related health consequences & treatment outcomes. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005; 105(1):99-108. 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)