These statistics were compiled by the North Coast Rape Crisis Team
1 U.S. Dept. of Justice, Violence Against Women Report, 2002.
2 Population Information Program, Population Reports: Ending Violence Against Women, 2004.
3 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: Conviction & Imprisonment Statistics, 1993.
4 This is an often quoted percentage, replicated in numerous studies including: FBI Crime in the US, 2004; California Dept. of Justice, 2005, Crime in California; Tjaden & Thoennes, Prevalence, Incident & Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, 1998, 2003; and local statistics from the North Coast Rape Crisis Team.
5 Duncan, David, “Prevalence of Sexual Assault Victimization Among Heterosexual and Gay/Lesbian University Students.” Psychological Reports. 66.1 (1990): 65-66. Web.
6 “Statisitics.” RAINN: Rape, Abuse and Invest National Network, n.d. Web. 2008.
7 Amnesty International Publications. Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA. New York: Amnesty International USA, 2007.
8 Finkelhor, David, Gerald Hotaling, I.A. Lewis, and Christine Smith. "Sexual Abuse in a National Survey of Adult Men and Women: Prevalence, Characteristics and Risk Factors." Child Abuse and Neglect. 14.1 (1990): 19-28. Web.
9 Johnson, Ida M., and Robert T. Sigler. “Forced Sexual Intercourse Among Intimates.” Journal of Family Violence. 15.1 (2000): 95-108. Web.
10 McGregor, Margaret J., Janet Ericksen, Lisa A. Ronald, Patricia A. Janssen, Anneke Van Vliet, Michael Schulzer. “An Exploratory Analysis of Suspected Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Seen in a Hospital Emergency Department.” Women & Health. 37.3 (2003): 71-80. Web.
11 Hidday, Virginia Aldigé, Martin S. Swartz, Jeffrey W. Swanson, Randy Borum, and Ryan H. Wagner. “Criminal Victimization of Persons With Severe Mental Illness.” Psychiatric Services. 50.1 (1999): 62-68. Web.
12 Goodman, Lisa A., Mary Ann Dutton, and Maxine Harris. “Episodically Homeless Women with Serious Mental Illness: Prevalence of Physical and Sexual Assault.” American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 65.4 (1995). 468-475. Web.
A note about statistics: We acknowledge that many important statistics are not included in this brief list. We also acknowledge that statistics are only a starting place to begin a conversation and rather than debating exact numbers, we hope they are helpful in looking at trends.