Listed below are statistics from different organizations and bureaus from around the country in regard to campus sexual violence and violence in general.

From the National Denim Day website


  • Nearly 1 in 5 women in a national survey say they have been raped (CDC)
  • 1 in 10 women have been raped by their boyfriend or husband (CDC)
  • 82% of rapes committed by an intimte are not reported to the police (RAINN-DEPT. OF JUSTICE)
  • Only 3 out of every 100 rapists will ever spend a single day in prison (RAINN/DEPT. OF JUSTICE)
  • The majority (54%) or rapes are still not reported (RAINN/DEPT. OF JUSTICE)
  • Only about 1 out of 4 reported rapes leads to an arrest. Similarly, only about 1 out of 4 arrests leads to a felony conviction and incarceration (RAINN/DEPT. OF JUSTICE)
  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION)
  • Half of female sexual assault victims were raped before age 18 (WHITE HOUSE REPORT RAPE & SA: A RENEWED CALL TO ACTION)
  • 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college (WHITE HOUSE REPORT RAPE & SA: A RENEWED CALL TO ACTION
  • 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION)
  • Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted (RAINN-DEPT. OF JUSTICE)
  • 15,000-19,000 people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in North America (NATIONAL CENTER ON DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE)
  • 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before the age of 18 (1IN6.ORG)
  • 44% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 18 (USDOJ)
  • Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide (WHO)
  • Almost 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim (USDOJ)
  • 63% of men who admitted to campus rape/attempted rape say they committed an average of 6 rapes (WHITE HOUSE REPORT RAPE & SA: A RENEWED CALL TO ACTION)
  • 28% of male victims of rape experience their first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger (CDC)
  • Approximately 80% of female victims experienced their first rape before the age of 25 (CDC)
  • Every four hours a rape is reported in the United States Armed Forces (MILITARY RAPE CRISIS CENTER)
  • Women in the US military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan than killed by enemy fire(MILITARY RAPE CRISIS CENTER)



WASHINGTON – In 2013, the rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities (36 per 1,000) was more than twice the age-adjusted rate for persons without disabilities (14 per 1,000), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Age-adjusted rates were used because persons with disabilities were generally older than persons without disabilities.

Persons who had disabilities experienced an estimated 1.3 million nonfatal violent victimizations, which accounted for about a fifth (21 percent) of all violent victimizations in 2013.

These findings are based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which classifies disabilities according to six limitations: hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care and independent living.

Persons with cognitive disabilities experienced the highest rate of violent crime (67 per 1,000) among all disability types measured, similar to previous years. Persons with a single disability type (35 per 1,000) and persons with multiple disability types (37 per 1,000) experienced violent crime at similar rates.

Serious violent crime—rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault—accounted for a greater percentage of all violent crime against persons with disabilities (39 percent) than persons without disabilities (29 percent). Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of violent crime victims with disabilities believed they were targeted due to their disability.

Nearly half (48 percent) of violent crime against persons with disabilities was reported to police in 2013, similar to that reported for persons without disabilities (44 percent). The reasons persons with disabilities did not report the crime to police were because they dealt with it in another way (44 percent), they believed it was not important enough (21 percent), they believed police wouldn’t help (19 percent) or other reasons (38 percent).

Other findings include—

  • In 2013, about 65,500 rapes or sexual assaults, 159,100 robberies, 293,400 aggravated assaults and 781,500 simple assaults were committed against persons with disabilities.
  • Males with disabilities (37 per 1,000) and females with disabilities (35 per 1,000) experienced violent crime at similar rates in 2013.
  • Among persons with disabilities in 2013, whites (38 per 1,000) and blacks (31 per 1,000) experienced higher rates of violent crime than persons of other races (15 per 1,000).
  • About 51 percent of violent crime against persons with disabilities involved victims with multiple disability types in 2013.
  • Nonpolice victim services agencies served more violent crime victims with disabilities (12 percent) than violent crime victims without disabilities (8 percent) in 2013.

The report, Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2013 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 248676), was written by BJS statistician Erika Harrell. The report, related documents and additional information about BJS statistical publications and programs can be found on the BJS website at