USDOJ, National Crime Victims' Rights - Rape and Sexual Assault Survey 2005
Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement, 7/00, NCJ 182990, USDOJ: Complete report
Nearly all forcible rapes (99%) involved female victims.
Females were the large majority of victims in incidents of forcible fondling (82%).
In the later juvenile years (ages 14 to 17), the female victimization rates are at least 10 times greater than the male rates for similar age groups.
Overall, 23% of sexual assault offenders were under the 18 and 77% were adults.
Nearly all the offenders in sexual assaults
reported to law enforcement were male (96%).
The year in a male's life when he is most likely to be the victim of a sexual assault is age 4.
The risk of being the victim of forcible rape increased dramatically form age 10 to age 14, where it peaked.
Over two-thirds (67%) of all victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies, were juveniles (under the age fo 18 at the time of the crime). More than half of all juvenile victims were under age 12. That is, 33% of all victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement were ages 12 through 17 and 34% were under age 12. Most disturbing is that one of every seven victims of sexual assault ( or 14% of all victims) reported to law enforcement agencies were under age 6.
The temporal pattern for the sexual assaults of very young victims, children under age 6, was quite different. For these young victims, the temporal distribution appears to be a combination of two separate distributions. The primary temporal pattern for these crimes has a peak in the 3 p.m. hour. This is also the hour other research has found to be the period when juveniles are most likely to be the victims of violent crime in general (Snyder and Sickmund, 1999). The secondary temporal pattern for the sexual assaults of very young children shows the hours of 8 a.m., noon , and 6 p.m. (traditional meal times) to be periods when the number of sexual assaults of very young victims spike. The temperal patterns of sexual assault of youth ages 6 through 11, and juveniles ages 12 through 17, appear to be a combination of patterns of the very young, and the adult victims. These temporal distribution combine the after-school and mealtime hours patterns of very young victims and the temporal patterns of sexual assault for adults.
National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS):
For nearly 90% of the youngest victims of rape, those younger than 12, the offender was someone known to them.
Just over 40% of the rapists were age 30 or older, while 1 in 8 was under age 18. In 9 out of 10 rapes in which the offender was under 18, so was the victim.
National Crime Victimization Survey, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. DOJ, 1997:
Between 1995 and 1996, more than 670,000 women were the victim of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault.
In 1996, only 31% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials - less than one in every three.
Violence Against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. DOJ, 1994:
Approximately 28% of victims are raped by husbands or boyfriends, 35% by acquaintances, and 5% by other relatives.
One of every four rapes take place in a public area or in a parking garage.
29% of female victims reported that the offender was a stranger.
68% of rapes occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
At least 45% of rapists were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In 29% of rapes, the offender used a weapon.
In 47% of rapes, the victim sustained injuries other than rape injuries.
75% of female rape victims require medical care after the attack.
Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes.
About 81% of rape victims are white; 18% are black; 1% are of other races.
National Crime Victimization Survey, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. DOJ, 1996:
Various Other Resources:
94% of child rape victims under
the age of 12 were abused by a family member or an acquaintance/friend.
Other Rape Statistics