Number of reported forcible rape cases in the United States from 1990 to 2016

U.S.: reported forcible rape cases 1990-2016 This graph shows the reported number of forcible rape cases in the United States from 1990 to 2016. In 2016, an estimated 95,730 cases occurred nationwide.
The number of rape cases per 100,000 of population in each state varies greatly. In 2015, Alaska had the highest rape rate of all U.S. states with 122 cases per 100,000 population.
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Number of reported cases
1990102,560
1991106,590
1992109,060
1993106,010
1994102,220
199597,470
199696,250
199796,153
199893,144
199989,411
200090,178
200190,863
200295,235
200393,883
200495,089
200594,347
200694,472
200792,160
200890,750
200989,241
201085,593
201184,175
201285,141
201382,109
201484,864
201591,261
201695,730
Number of reported cases
1990102,560
1991106,590
1992109,060
1993106,010
1994102,220
199597,470
199696,250
199796,153
199893,144
199989,411
200090,178
200190,863
200295,235
200393,883
200495,089
200594,347
200694,472
200792,160
200890,750
200989,241
201085,593
201184,175
201285,141
201382,109
201484,864
201591,261
201695,730
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This graph shows the reported number of forcible rape cases in the United States from 1990 to 2016. In 2016, an estimated 95,730 cases occurred nationwide.
The number of rape cases per 100,000 of population in each state varies greatly. In 2015, Alaska had the highest rape rate of all U.S. states with 122 cases per 100,000 population.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Forcible rape, as defined in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Attempts or assaults to commit rape by force or threat of force are also included; however, statutory rape (without force) and other sex offenses are excluded.

The data from previous years can be accessed at the Uniform Crime Reports section on the Website of the FBI.

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