These numbers and references are being shared to bring attention the prevalence of sexual violence in our country. These numbers can be upsetting; if you want to talk to someone please call us at 270.846.1100 or reach out via email

Sources for the following statistics are included. It is important to note that sexual violence is one of the most under-reported crimes. Hope Harbor is not reducing survivors and their experiences to numbers. All genders experience sexual violence and marginalized groups generally experience violence at higher rates. It is also more difficult for marginalized groups to reach out for help and trust support systems.


2010-2012 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

About 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men in the U.S. experienced some form of contact sexual violence during their lifetime.

1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in the U.S. experienced stalking at some point during their lifetime.

Nearly 23 million women and 1.7 million men have been the victims of completed or attempted rape at some point in their life.

An estimated 6.8 million men were made to penetrate another person in their lifetime.

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 47% of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network: Statistics

80% of assaulted were perpetrated by someone the survivor knew.

Of sexual abuse cases reported to law enforcement, 93% of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator with a significant number of abusers being family members.

Victims of sexual violence who are incarcerated are most likely to be assaulted by jail or prison staff.

Only 230 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to police. That means about 3 out of 4 go unreported.

Perpetrators of sexual violence are less likely to go to jail or prison than other criminals.