Reported forcible rape rate in the United States from 1990 to 2016

USA - reported forcible rape rate 1990-2016 This graph shows the reported forcible rape rate in the United States from 1990 to 2016. In 2016, the nationwide rate was 29.6 cases per 100,000 of the population. The total number of rape cases in the United States stood at about 96 thousand in 2016.
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Rate per 100,000 population
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Rate per 100,000 population
'9041.2
'9142.3
'9242.8
'9341.1
'9439.3
'9537.1
'9636.3
'9735.9
'9834.5
'9932.8
'0032
'0131.8
'0233.1
'0332.3
'0432.4
'0531.8
'0631.6
'0730.6
'0829.8
'0929.1
'1027.7
'1127
'1227.1
'1325.9
'1426.6
'1528.4
'1629.6
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This graph shows the reported forcible rape rate in the United States from 1990 to 2016. In 2016, the nationwide rate was 29.6 cases per 100,000 of the population. The total number of rape cases in the United States stood at about 96 thousand in 2016.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Rates are the number of reported offenses per 100,000 of the population.

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.

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