Campus Sexual Violence Statistics

Campus sexual violence gained a lot of attention following the release of the film The Hunting Ground and has since been a major area of focus both nationally and here in New Mexico. The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico works closely with the University of New Mexico and its sexual assault services to meet the needs of students who experience sexual violence. Below are some general statistics around campus sexual violence in the United States.

 

Rates of Campus-Based Sexual Violence

Nearly a quarter of all female students (23.1%) experience sexual violence on campus, compared to less than a tenth of male students (5.4%).1

 

 

When Campus-Based Sexual Violence Occurs

Half of all campus sexual assaults during the months of August, Septembet, October, or November.1

 

 

Likelihood of Sexual Violence Compared to Non-students of Same Age

Male students are much more likely to be sexually assualted (78%) than male non-students of the same age, whereas female students are less likely to be sexually assaulted (20%) than female non-students.1

 

 

Gender & Campus-Based Sexual Violence

Transgender, genderqueer, and non-conforming students (21%) report higher rates of sexual assault than their cisdenger counterparts (18% cisgender women, 4% cisgender men).1

 

Sources:

1 Campus Sexual Violence: Statistics. RAINN. Published RAINN 2016.

 

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RCCCNM is devoted to presenting the most accruate and up-to-date information around sexual violence in our communities. However, reporting on sexual violence is extrememly challenging due to the nature of sexual violence as well as many other factors. Sources of all our information is cited from various studies and resources that are reliable and data-driven studies. If you have any questions about any of our information or sources, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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