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1 in 5 to 6 women in the US have experienced rape at least once in their lifetime.
Rape prevalence among women in the U.S. (the percentage of women who experienced rape at least once in their lifetime so far) is in the range of 15%-20%
Contrary to popular culture, rape rarely happens outdoors.
Over two thirds of all rapes occur in someone’s home. 30.9% occur in the perpetrators’ homes, 26.6% in the victims’ homes and 10.1% in homes shared by the victim and perpetrator. 7.2% occur at parties, 7.2% in vehicles, 3.6% outdoors and 2.2% in bars.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1999) estimated that 91% of rape victims are female and 9% are male, with 99% of the offenders being male.
Relationship to victim
According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 71% of reported rapes are commited by someone they know; 26% by a current or former intimate partner, 7% another relative, and 38% by a friend or acquaintance. 26% of reported rapes are commmited by a stranger.
Protect yourself. Protect your sisters, your mother, your daughters, and your friends. Don’t let her be a statistic.
All great except the last bit. I do my bloody best to protect myself but with the best will in the world, rapists will rape. Don’t tell me to protect myself. Tell my rapist not to have raped me.