Statistics

IN FLORIDA

In 2010, there were 9,885 forcible sex offenses reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, including 5,369 forcible rape offenses and 3,343 forcible fondling offenses.[1]

  • In Broward County, there were 724 forcible sex offenses, 405 of which were forcible rape.[2]
  • In Miami Dade County, there were 1,109 forcible sex offenses, 508 of which were forcible rape.[2]
  • In Palm Beach County, there were 600 forcible sex offenses, 322 of which were forcible rape.[2]

WOMEN

1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).[3]
17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape.[3]
9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003.[4]

BY RACE[3]

  • All women: 17.6%
  • White women: 17.7%
  • Black women: 18.8%
  • Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%
  • American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%
  • Mixed race women: 24.4%

MEN

About 3% of American men – or 1 in 33 – have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.[3]
In 2003, 1 in every ten rape victims were male.[4]
2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape.[4]

CHILDREN

15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.[5]
29% are age 12-17.[5]
44% are under age 18.[5]
80% are under age 30.[5]
12-34 are the highest risk years.

Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.[5]
7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.[6]

3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.[6]

In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.[7]

  • Of these, 75% were girls.
  • Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.

93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.[8]

  • 34.2% of attackers were family members.
  • 58.7% were acquaintances.
  • Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.

REPORTING

60% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police, according to a statistical average of the past 5 years.[9]

If a rape is reported, there is a 50.8% chance of an arrest.[10]
If an arrest is made, there is an 80% chance of prosecution.[10]
If there is a prosecution, there is a 58% chance of conviction.[10]
If there is a felony conviction, there is a 69% chance the convict will spend time in jail.[10]
So of the 39% of attacks that are reported to the police, there is only a 16.3% chance the rapist will end up in prison.[10]
Factoring in unreported rapes, about 6% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail. That means 15 of 16 rapists will walk free.[10]

OFFENDERS

Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.[11]
73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.[11]
38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.[11]
28% are an intimate.[11]
7% are a relative.[11]

More than 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents were reported by victims to have occured within 1 mile of their home or at their home.[12]

  • 4 in 10 take place at the victim’s home.
  • 2 in 10 take place at the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative.
  • 1 in 12 take place in a parking garage.
  • 43% of rapes occur between 6:00pm and midnight.[11]
  • 24% occur between midnight and 6:00am.
  • The other 33% take place between 6:00am and 6:00pm.