Unfortunately, victims of sexual assault know their attacker in approximately eight out of 10 cases. When a child is the victim of sexual abuse, the rates are even higher—90 percent of victims know their attacker.
What percentage of abuse is committed by someone the victim knows?
Approximately 2/3 of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance of the victim (U.S.Department of Justice, 2005 National Crime Victimization Study).
How many people are abused by someone they know?
Over 90% of sexually abused children were abused by someone they knew (Radford, 2011).
What percentage of abuse is perpetrated by a friend?
The abuse was most likely to have been perpetrated by a friend or acquaintance (37%); around a third (30%) were sexually abused by a stranger. The majority of victims did not tell anyone about their sexual abuse at the time, with “embarrassment” being the most common reason.
How many people are abused per minute?
NATIONAL STATISTICS On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.