Suicidality is the most common symptom reported by survivors. 70% will struggle with suicidal thoughts, attempt or complete suicide.
Source: NIH (2017) Dworkin, Menon, Bystrynski and Allen: “Sexual assault victimization and psychopathology: A review and meta-analysis.”
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by age 18.
1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced sexual violence.
Source: National Institute of Justice report
About 1 in 5 Black women are survivors of rape.
Source: RAINN, National Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Survey
1 in 3 homeless youth experience sexual assault and abuse. LGBTQ+ youth are 7 times as likely to have traded sex as a way to meet basic survival needs. (REMOVE)
Source: Cray et al. – Seeking Shelter: The experiences and unmet needs of LBGT homeless youth (May 2015).
1 in 7 women and 1 in 17 men have changed jobs or quit a job due to workplace sexual harassment and assault.
Source: National Women’s Law Center (Nov., 2016) Workplace Justice: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Fact Sheet
Sexual violence costs the US economy $3.1 trillion dollars over the lifetimes of 25 million victims over their lifetimes on health care, criminal justice response, lost productivity, and other costs. Of this total, government sources pay an estimated one-third ($1.1 trillion) of the lifetime economic burden.
Rape results in more than $122,000 in costs per victim and nearly $3.1 trillion to the economy over the lifetimes of all 25 million victims in the US population.
Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Center (December 2018), The Cost of Rape: Applying an Economic Burden Estimate to Advance Prevention