National Statistics for Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is an epidemic not only in New Mexico, but also across the United States and the world. Below are national statistics related to sexual violence in the United States. 

 

Experienced Rape or Attempted Rape in their Lifetime

Men
2%
Women
18%

1 in 5 women & 1 in 71 men will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime, including completed, attempted, and/or substance facilitated penetration.1

 

Experienced Rape or Attempted Rape by Someone They Knew

Men
85%
Women
91%

More than half of women are assaulted by intimate partners (51.1%) or by an acquintance (40.8%). Men report being attacked by an acquintance (52.4%) or someone that they know (32.5%).1

 

Age of When Sexual Violence Occurred

More than a quarter of men who survive sexual violence do so before age 10 (27.8%) and almost half of all women do so before age 18 (42.2%).1

 

Sexual Violence Experienced by Women by Race/Ethnicity

Multiracial
33%
Native
27%
Hispanic
15%
Black
22%
White
19%

Multiracial women experience higher rates of sexual violence (33.5%) more than any other group, followed by Native women (26.9%).1

 

Sexual Violence Experienced by Men by Race/Ethnicity

Multiracial
32%
Hispanic
27%
White
2%

Multiracial men experience higher rates of sexual violence (31.6%) more than any other group, followed by Hispanic men (26.2%). Black and Native American men were not reported.1

 

Sources:

1National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report." Atlanta, GA, November 2011.


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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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