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Sexual Violence Statistics

LaFASA has complied statistics that demonstrate the amount of sexual violence in Louisiana and the United States as well as its affects on our society at a state and national level. If you would like more information about sexual assault please consult our Resource Library.

General Statistics

There are 237,868 rape victims in the US every year

Someone is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes in the United States

For female rape survivors, 98.1% of the time a man was the perpetrator.

For male rape survivors, 93% of the time, a man was the perpetrator.

Out of every 100 rapes

  • 40 are reported

  • 10 lead to an arrest

  • 8 are prosecuted

  • 4 lead to a conviction

  • 3 rapists will spend a day in prison

  • 97 rapists will walk away free

By their 18th birthday, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in six boys will be sexually victimized.

Every rape costs the US $151,423
This cost includes: Initial police response, medical care, property loss, time lost from work, loss of work, productivity, pain and suffering
This cost does not include: Investigation, prosecution, incarceration

Louisiana Statistics

The rate of forcible rapes in 2009 in Louisiana was estimated at 30.3 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Crime in the United States, 2009.


Survivors with a Disability in Louisiana as of 2013: 839
  • Physical/Mobility: 99

  • Cognitive: 190

  • Sensory:46

  • Psychiatric/Severe Mental Illness: 328

  • Unknown Disability: 176

One badge = 25 primary victims served in 2013

In 2012 only 28% of sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement

LaFASA's member center provided criminal justice advocacy to 1,457 victims in 2013 




1. LaFASA's Louisiana Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Plan 
2. U.S. Department of Justice — Federal Bureau of Investigation. September 2009.
3. RAINN - Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network. August 2014
4. LaFASA Economic Cost of Sexual Assault 
5. Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L.,Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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