2019 ended with nearly 459,310 rape or sexual assaults in the U.S., a decline from the 734,630 victimizations in 2018. This decline in reports from person age 12 or older, went from 2.7 per 1,000 in 2018 to 1.7 per 1,000 in 2019. Often, a victim will not make a report, so the number doesn’t reflect the majority. The percentage of reported rapes and sexual assaults to police, was 24.9% in 2018 and 33.9% in 2019. ¹(See source citation below.) Consider that the majority of rapes and sexual assaults go unreported, and the numbers paint a bleak picture.
Our programs are designed to support victims and impact change within our community. Our mission… to help slow down the clock and reverse the trend in future years.