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RAINN Stats

The Hotline Statistics

General Stats

  • An average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States – more than 12 million people over the course of a single year.1
  • Nearly 3/10 women (29%) and 1/10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by a partner and reported it having a related impact on their functioning.1
  • Just under 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men in the US have been injured as a result of intimate partner violence that included rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.1
  • 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18+ in the US have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1
  • Intimate partner violence alone affects more than 12 million people every year.1
  • Over 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.1
  • Almost half of all women and men in the US have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).1
  • Women ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence.1
  • From 1994 to 2010, approximately 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.
  • Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender at rates of 77% for women ages 18 to 24, 76% for ages 25 to 34, and 81% for ages 35 to 49.

Sexual Violence1

  • Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) have been raped in their lifetime.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 women (9.4%) in the US have been raped by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence from an intimate partner reported significant impacts (short-term or long-term) like injuries or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • 35% of men reported the same significant impacts from experiences of rape, stalking, or physical violence from an intimate partner.
  • More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner; 40.8% reported being raped by an acquaintance.
  • For male victims, 52.4% reported being raped by an acquaintance; 15.1% reported being raped by a stranger.
  • Estimates suggest 13% of women and 6% of men will experience sexual coercion (unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a non-physical way) in their lifetime; 27.2% of women and 11.7% of men experience unwanted sexual contact.

Stalking1

  • 1 in 6 women (16.2%) and 1 in 19 men (5.2%) in the US have been a victim of stalking at some point during their lifetime in which they felt fearful or believed that they (or someone close to them) would be harmed or killed.
  • Two-thirds (66.2%) of female stalking victims were stalked by current or former intimate partners.
  • Men who were stalked were primarily stalked by partners (41.4%) or acquaintances (40%).
  • The most common stalking tactic experienced by both female (78.8%) and male (75.9%) victims of stalking was repeated unwanted phone calls, voice, or text messages.
  • Estimates suggest 10.7% of women and 2.1% of men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

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References

  1. Black, M.C., K.C. Basile, M.J. Breiding, S.G. Smith, M.L. Walters, M.T. Merrick, J. Chan, and M.R. Stevens. 2011. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  2. Tiesman, H.M., K.K. Gurka, S. Konda, J.H. Coben, and H.E. Amandus. 2012. Workplace homicides among U.S. women: The role of intimate partner violence. Annals of Epidemiology 22(4):277-284.
  3. Richardson, E.G. and D. Hemenway. 2011. Homicide, suicide, and unintentional firearm fatality: Comparing the United States with other high-income countries, 2003. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 70(1):238-243.
  4. Campbell, J.C., D. Webster, J. Koziol-McLain, C. Block, D. Campbell, M.A. Curry, F. Gary, N. Glass, J. McFarlane, C. Sachs, P. Sharps, Y. Ulrich, S.A. Wilt, J. Manganello, X. Xu, J. Schollenberger, V. Frye, and K. Laughon. 2003. Risk factors for femicide in abusive relationships: Results from a multisite case control study. Am. J. of Public Health 93(7):1089-1097.