U.S.: reported forcible rape cases 1990-2018

Number of reported forcible rape cases in the United States from 1990 to 2018

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2019
U.S.: reported forcible rape cases 1990-2018 In 2018, there were 101,151 reported rape cases in the United States. This figure also includes attempts and assaults to commit rape, but unforced statutory rape and other sex offenses are excluded.
Sexual assault in the U.S.

What is truly sickening when it comes to sexual assault, is that the vast majority of victims know their assailant. A rapist being a stranger lurking in the shadows is much less likely than people may like to think. Additionally, in around 272,240 cases of rape or sexual assault in the United States, it was reported that the assailant did not have a weapon on them. These are frightening thoughts for anyone, which has led the U.S. to take a deeper look at what exactly is happening.


Sexual assault, in any form, has been a long simmering problem in the U.S.; one which has only recently begun to be addressed in the public spotlight. The #metoo movement began to go viral in October 2017 in response to sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement aims to show just how widespread sexual assault is, and over half of Americans support the movement.
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