Sexual Assault Statistics

  • 1 out of 6 American women has been a survivor of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
  • South Dakota experiences 1.5 times the national average rate of per capita forcible rapes.
  • Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than any other ethnic group in the U.S.
  • 15% of sexual assault victims are under age 18; 69% are under age 34.
  • 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.
  • 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.

Domestic Violence Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.  This happens to someone you know.
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the US have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
  • Up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.