to Statistics from AARDVARC
Violence statistics from National Center for Injury Prevention and
extent, nature and consequences of sexual victimization
The main government
resources from which most organizations derive their data are:
of Justice FBI
from the FBI - Uniform Crime Reporting from the DOJ
Crime Victimization Survey
(NCVS) from the DOJ.
"The U.S. Department
of Justice administers two statistical programs to
measure the magnitude, nature, and impact of crime in the nation:
the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and the National Crime
Victimization Survey (NCVS). Each of these programs produces
valuable information about aspects of the nation’s crime problem.
Because the UCR and NCVS programs are conducted for different purposes,
use different methods, and focus on somewhat different aspects
of crime, the information they produce together provides a more
comprehensive panorama of the nation’s crime problem
than either could produce alone." US
Dept. of Census
UCR: "Uniform Crime
Reports (UCR)—The FBI’s UCR Program, which began in
1929, collects information on the following crimes reported to law
enforcement authorities: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible
rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larcenytheft, motor
vehicle theft, and arson."
NCVS: "National Crime
Victimization Survey (NCVS)—-A second perspective on crime
is provided by this survey of the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Details about the crimes come directly from the victims. No attempt
is made to validate the information against police records or any
Dept. of Census http://www.census.gov/prod/2006pubs/07statab/law.pdf
Additional resources on crime
Directory: General Statistics - The
gateway to statistics from over 100 US federal agencies.
Abstract of the United States from the US Census Bureau- click on
section 5 (Law Enforcement)
sources of these data are the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS),
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Administrative
Office of the U.S. Courts."
of how much health care for rape victims costs
on rape and domestic violence from the UK
on intimate crime from the Bureau of Justice
statistics on rape at the Bureau of Justice web site- Reporting
to Police and Medical Attention
Research and Statistical Publications
Criminal Justice Reference Service statistics on rape and sexual
victimization of college women
resources from Universities
statistics on various types of crime in the US
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
on crime internationally
on domestic violence
from non-profits and private organizations
of limitations by state from RAINN
many people were raped each year in the US?
crime statistics by University
you can access from a library
"Contains statistical data produced by the U.S. government;
important international intergovernmental organizations; professional
and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers,
independent research organizations, state government agencies, and
Justice Reference Service
"Summaries of more than 150,000 publications on criminal justice,
including government reports, books, research reports, journal articles,
and unpublished research". (CSA)
of Justice office on violence against women.
site has great information on laws concerning sexual assault, support
programs, articles and related links.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.
Find documents on Improving
the Community Response to Sexual Assault Victims at the website
for the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website. Among
them: Looking Back -- Moving Forward: A Guidebook for Communities
Responding to Sexual Assault analyzes the progress of the past two
decades in the response to sexual assault cases by law enforcement
agents, prosecutors and emergency medical care providers. Looking
Back also speaks to the development of rape crisis centers and other
victim services that concentrate on meeting the needs of the victim.
Archive of Criminal Justice Data
The National Archive of
Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) preserves and distributes computerized
crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and
investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary
statistical analysis. Search terms: victimization, National Crime
Victimization Survey. This site has some very interesting information
This site includes the
the National Crime Victimization Survey's Estimates of Rape and
Domestic Violence for 'Gag' Factors,
1986-1990. Coker, Ann
L., and Elizabeth A. Stasny.
The researchers considered
whether the type of interview (personal or telephone) and the presence
of another person (particularly a spouse) influenced or "gagged"
the reporting of rape and domestic violence in the NCVS. It is hypothesized
that the inclusion of such yes/no questions would more easily allow
victims to report rape or domestic violence incidents in telephone
interviews, even with spouses present in the home during the interview.
also includes:Cost of
Mental Health Care for Victims of Crime in the United States, Criminal
Justice Response to Victim Harm in the United States, National Crime
Victimization Survey, 1992-2003 (search for latest version)
CIA World Fact Book
The World Factbook provides
national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies
including subjects such as HIV rates, suffrage, legal systems, diplomacy,
religions and transnational/international disputes (such as the
civil war in Sudan where rape is being used as a tool of war). Information
to interpret numbers
Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Sexual Assault injuries
(nonfatal) in the US per 100,000 people totaled 73,834 for 2003.
Of these 67,085 were women and 6,749 were men. 10,259 for every
100,000 women died as a result of violence in the US in 2002 while
39,418 males died as a result of general violence in 2002.
This database allows you
to find the number of injuries or deaths per year by cause or intent.
It also allows you to limit the criteria in a variety of ways for
cause of injury to women in 2003 by age group (includes sexual assault)
Of the 93,000 forcible
rapes reported in 2004 only 33% of victims reported their assault
- Of those who did report
79,000 rapes occurred in metropolitan areas, 8,000 in other cities
and 7,000 in rural areas.
- Of the 93,000 forcible
rapes 8,007 were attempted rape and the rest completed. FBI’s
Uniform Crime Reports
- More than half of all
rapes of women (54%) occur before age 18; 22% of these rapes occur
before age 12. For men, 75% of all rapes occur before age 18,
and 48% occur before age 12 (Tjaden and Thoennes 2000). CDC
- Women who are raped before
the age of 18 are twice as likely to be raped as adults, compared
to those without a history of sexual abuse (Tjaden and Thoennes
- In 2004 in the US,
there were 209,880
victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assaults. From
Crime Victimization Survey.
of women did not report their rapes to police. From
The National Women’s Study (Kilpatrick, Edmunds, and Seymour,
- According to the FBI’s
Uniform Crime Reports, rapes reported to police increased 0.8
percent in 2004. Since 2000, FBI totals show rapes reported to
police up nearly 5%.
- Ratio of victims by
gender: (1.5 : .2)
- female 1.5
- male victims .2
- More victims were found to
be in lower income brackets than higher income. CDC
- More than one half of
the victims (55.6%) waited years before disclosing, with delays
in reporting especially likely if the assault was perpetrated
by a family member.
DiCanio, Margaret. (1993).
The encyclopedia of violence : origins, attitudes, consequences.
New York : Facts on File.
Fisher BS, Cullen FT &
Turner MG (2000). The sexual victimization of college women. Washington:
Department of Justice (US), National Institute of Justice. Publication
No. NCJ 182369.
Holmes M. (1999). Sexually
transmitted infections in female rape victims. AIDS Patient
Care and STDS, 13(12):703-8.
Holmes MM, Resnick HS, Kilpatrick
DG, Best CL. (1996). Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive
characteristics from a national sample of women. American Journal
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 175:320-4.
Monroe, Laura M.; Kinney,
Linda M.; Weist, Mark D. (2005). The Experience
of Sexual Assault: Findings From a Statewide Victim Needs Assessment.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20(7) pp. 767-776.
Tjaden P, Thoennes N. (2000).
Full report of the prevalence, incidence, and consequences of violence
against women: findings from the national violence against women
survey. Washington: National Institute of Justice. Report