Crime Statistics Violent Crimes in General -

90 % of violent attacks happen in Key-Related situations82% of society will be the victims of a violent crime during their lifetimes. An average of 80 million crimes of violence are reported each year. Over 16,000 murders occur on average each year. 3 out of 4 women will be victims of at least one violent crime during their lifetime.

Rape / Sexual Assault -

Every hour 16 women confront rapists. A woman is raped every 4.5 minutes. 42% of rape victims tell no one. Only 5% of all sexual assaults are reported to law enforcement. 58% of sexual assaults are not reported by the victims to either law enforcement or crisis centers. 78% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. 42% of sexual assaultsoccur inside the victim's home. 3 out of 7 women who are sexually assaulted, are assaulted by multiple assailants. 22% of sexual predators assault an average of 7 victims before they are caught and convicted. Only 2% of all sexual assaults result in the assailant(s) being convicted and imprisoned. The United States has a rape rate 13 times higher than Great Britain (UK), nearly 4 times higher than Germany, and more than 20 times higher than Japan.

Violent Assault & Battering -

A women is beaten by her spouse every 9 seconds. 3 to 4 million women are battered each year. More than 1 million womenseek medical assistance for injuries caused by battering each year. Females are approximately 75% of the victims of intimate murders and about 85% of the victims of non-lethal intimate violence. Women age 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate violence. As common as they are disturbing, sexual assaults against women are on the rise. Sexual assaults remain the most under-reported cases in the criminal justice system.

Statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Criminal Justice, Senate Judiciary Committee reports, & the F.B.I.