The crime-statistics show that about 31 million total crimes are reported in the United States annually. That’s an average of one crime per second.
It is estimated that somewhere in the United States, the following will happen within the next hour:
189 Violent Crimes
24 Sexual Assaults
On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States.
Young women are especially at risk.
Young women, low-income women and some minorities are disproportionately victims of domestic violence and rape. Women ages 20-24 are at greatest risk of nonfatal domestic violence , and women age 24 and under suffer from the highest rates of rape.
Out of every 1000 rapes:
310 are reported to police
57 reports lead to arrest
11 cases get referred to prosecutors
7 cases will lead to a felony conviction
6 rapists will be incarcerated
The likelihood that a person suffers suicidal or depressive thoughts increases after sexual violence.
|Categories||Student victims||Non-student victims|
|Threat of rape or sexual assault||3,488||5,247|
The Justice Department estimates that one in five women will experience rape or attempted rape during their college years, and that less than five percent of these rapes will be reported.
The DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics indicated that completed rape represented 33% of incidents between 1995 and 2013 among college women (aged 18–24) who reported any kind of sexual assault.
Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely.
The rate of rape or sexual assault increased, from 1.1 victimizations per 1,000 persons in 2014 to 1.6 per 1,000 in 2015 (see NCVS measurement of rape and sexual assault in Methodology). No measurable change was detected in the rate of simple assault from 2014 (12.4 per 1,000) to 2015 (11.8 per 1,000).
The rate of domestic violence, which includes crime committed by intimate partners and family members, was flat from 2014 to 2015. No measurable change was detected from 2014 to 2015 in the rate of intimate partner violence, which includes victimizations committed by current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends. However, the number of victimizations committed by an intimate partner increased from 2014 to 2015.
Victim service agencies are publicly or privately funded organizations that provide victims with support and services to aid their physical and emotional recovery, offer protection from future victimization, guide them through the criminal justice system process, and assist them in obtaining restitution. Victims may not receive services because they do not seek or ask for assistance, do not qualify, or services may not be available. From 2014 to 2015, no significant change was detected in the overall percentage of violent crime victimizations where assistance from a victim service agency was received (9.1%).
The percentage of simple assault victimizations in which assistance from a victim service agency was received declined from 9.5% in 2014 to 6.0% in 2015. The percentage of intimate partner violence where assistance was received from a victim service agency also had a decline from 28.2% to 18.3%. The only increase from 2014 to 2015 in the percentage of violent crime victimizations where assistance was received from a victim service agency was for violent crime victimizations in which a weapon was involved. The percentage of these victimizations increased from 7.2% in 2014 to 15.0% in 2015.