Sexual Violence Statistics

National Statistics

  • 18.3% of females nationally experience rape or attempted rape at some time in their life.
  • 1.4% of males nationally experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.
  • 36% of female rape survivors report the crime to law enforcement.

New Mexico Statistics

  • 1 in 4 females will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 20 males will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.
  • 17% of rapes are reported to police. 
  • 6% of survivors file criminal charges.

In 2010-14 in New Mexico:

  • 78% of survivors knew their perpetrator prior to the assault.
  • 76% of child rapes were perpetrated by someone known to the child.
  • 59% of adolescent rapes were perpetrated by someone known to the adolescent.
  • 28% of sexual offenses were committed in the survivor's home, 22% in the offender's home, and 14% occurred in another private residence.
  • Of all sexual assaults that were reported, 34% were reported to law enforcement, and 32% were reported to rape crisis centers.

Sources:

Caponera, Betty, PhD.. Sex Crimes and Trends in New Mexico: An Analysis of Data From the New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Central Repository, 2010-2014. Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Inc., 2014.

National 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.

Rennison, Callie Marie, Ph.D.. Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police And Medical Attention, 1992-2000. Selected Findings, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2002.

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