Rape in America

Ten Facts You Need to Know:

Nearly 54% of rapes are not reported.

Chemaly, Soraya. "50 Actual Facts About Rape." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Women have a 1 in 5 chance of being raped in America.

Chemaly, Soraya. "50 Actual Facts About Rape." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

32,000 women in the US are impregnated against their will each year.

Chemaly, Soraya. "50 Actual Facts About Rape." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

In 31 states, rapists are able to sue for custody and visitation.

Chemaly, Soraya. "50 Actual Facts About Rape." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

The majority of rape victims are children between the ages of 16 and 24. Reports show 80% of female victims were assaulted before they were 25. College students are vulnerable, 1 in 5 women get sexually assaulted in college.

"Myths and Facts." Myths and Facts. Roger Williams University, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Reporting rates for campus sexual assaults are extremely low. About only 12% of student victims report the assault to law enforcement.

"Myths and Facts." Myths and Facts. Roger Williams University, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

Reports show that 51% of female victims get sexually assaulted by a resent intimate partner and 41% were assaulted by an acquaintance.

"Myths and Facts." Myths and Facts. Roger Williams University, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

An American is raped every 107 seconds.

"Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. RAINN Rape and Incest National Network, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

44% of rape victims are under the age of 18.

"Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. RAINN Rape and Incest National Network, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.

About 98% of rapist and offenders will never spend a day in jail.

"Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network." Statistics | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. RAINN Rape and Incest National Network, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015.