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

#metoo

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.
Number of reported forcible rape cases in the United States from 1990 to 2018
Number of reported cases
2018101,151
201799,708
201696,970
201591,261
201484,864
201382,109
201285,141
201184,175
201085,593
200989,241
200890,750
200792,160
200694,472
200594,347
200495,089
200393,883
200295,235
200190,863
200090,178
199989,411
199893,144
199796,153
199696,250
199597,470
1994102,220
1993106,010
1992109,060
1991106,590
1990102,560
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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.

#metoo

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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