RCASA Saturday with Case Managment: Reporting Statistics

In Sexual Assault Awareness on September 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

In the upcoming months, we will explore the issues around reporting sexual assault.  We will look at myths and facts about reporting and explore how each community provider impacts a victim’s willingness and ability to report sexual violence.  We will explore victimology and impact of development, race, culture, economic status, and religion on a victim’s willingness to report. To begin this blog series, here are some states from RAINN.org.


Reporting Rates

 From  Rainn’s website http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/reporting-rates

Sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes, with 60% still being left unreported.1

Males are the least likely to report a sexual assault, though they make up about 10% of all victims.1

What happens to Rapists When They are Caught and Prosecuted?

60% of rapes/sexual assaults are not reported to the police, according to a statistical average of the past 5 years.2 Those rapists, of course, never spend a day in prison. Factoring in unreported rapes, only about 6% of rapists ever serve a day in jail.


  1. U.S. Department of Justice.2005 National Crime Victimization Study. 2005.
  2. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention. 1992-2000.
  3. National Center for Policy Analysis. Crime and Punishment in America. 1999.



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