1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).

About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

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

Victims of sexual assault are:
•    3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
•    6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
•    13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
•    26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
•    4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

​As cited at by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

Additional Sexual Assault Statistics


About 59% of adult women in Alaska have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; Nearly 12% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year.

About 37% of adult women in the Alaska have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and About 48% have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

Alaska Specific Statistics


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New walk-in clients who came to STAR for support last year

Is the average amount of one on one support sessions advocates complete each month at STAR

40

157

Sexual Assault Response Team Call Outs for reports of rape and sexual assault last year

236

Calls on the Crisis Line last year

1,800

For more information about Sexual Assault in Anchorage, click here to access the results of the Alaska Victimization Survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center.

Almost 75% if Alaskans have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault.

The Alaska rape rate is 2.5 times the national average.
Child sexual assault in Alaska is almost six times the national average.

Almost 30% of Alaskans were not able to access victims services or encourage others to do so because there were no services available in their area at the time. 

As cited by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
For more information about Sexual Assault in the State of Alaska, click here to access the results of the Alaska Victimization Survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. 

Over 50% of adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; Over 8% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year.

STAR's Direct Services by the Numbers

Providing options, support and information to Alaskans affected by sexual violence for more than 35 years.

 

Clients received court accompaniment from a STAR advocate for protective orders, DA meetings, grand juries, and trials.

180

Responses to Alaska CARES for reports of Child Sexual Abuse, serving over 740 children

285

What are my Options?

Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted.

Here's the math. According to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)--there is an average of 293,066 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year.

There are 525,600 minutes in a non-leap year. That makes 31,536,000 seconds/year. So, 31,536,000 divided by 293,066 comes out to 1 sexual assault every 107 seconds.

As cited by RAINN.
Three out of every ten adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and four out of every ten have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

For more information about Sexual Assault in Anchorage, click here to access the results of the Alaska Victimization Survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center.
Approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim.
•    73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger.
•    38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance.
•    28% are an intimate.
•    7% are a relative.

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

As cited by RAINN.