National statistics provided by Rape Abuse & Incest National Network


  • Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted

  • 1 in 6 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime

  • 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime

  • 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police

  • 73% of rape victims know their assailants

  • 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 12  

Victims of sexual assault are:

  • 3x more likely to suffer from depression.

  • 6x more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder

  • 13x more likely to abuse alcohol

  • 26x more likely to abuse drugs

  • 14x more likely to contemplate suicide


  • More than 50% of all rape/sexual assault incidents that were reported by victims have occurred within 1 mile of their home or at their home.






  • Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.

  • 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.

  • 38% perpetrators are a friend or acquaintance.

  • 28% are an intimate.

  • 7% are a relative.



  • 4 in 10 take place at the victim's home.

  • 2 in 10 take place at the home of a friend, neighbor, or relative.

  • 1 in 12 take place in a parking garage.


SASO 2017 Statistics:


  • SASO has responded to 173 community members through the hotline

  • 113 individuals self-disclosed a recent or past history of sexual assault 

  • This includes 9 separate court cases with multiple hearings 

  • SASO provided medical advocacy for 38 forensic medical exams

  • There are over 400 cumulative staff and volunteer hours covering court cases and case manegment

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