SEXUAL ASSAULT STATISTICS


Sexual Assaults National Statistics
 
One out of every three women will be sexually assaulted at some point in her life.
 
Forcible rape of women over the age of 18 occurs in the United States at a rate of 1.3 per minute; 78 per hour; 683,000 per year
 
Only 16% of rapes are ever reported to law enforcement.
 
South Carolina Statistics
 
From 1996 through 1999, a total of 14, 703 women were victims of forcible sex offenses in South Carolina.

The majority (60.9%) of women who were reported as victims of forcible sex offenses were white.
 
The highest forcible sex offense victimization rate was experienced among women between and including the ages of 13 and 17, with a victimization rate of 80.6 per 10, 000.
 
42.8% of sexual assaults were committed by an acquaintance.
 
Forcible sex offenses occurred most frequently on Saturday, which accounted for 16.9% of cases. Sunday had the least number of forcible sex offenses reported, accounting for 13.5% of all cases.
 
The majority of forcible sex offenses occurred in the late evening or early morning hours, from 8:00 PM to 6:59 AM.