Percentage of students who were ever physically forced to have sexual intercourse* in 2015, by state and gender

U.S. high school students forced to have sex, by state and gender This statistic shows the share of American students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once in their lives, by gender and state. The survey was conducted from September 2014 to December 2015. According to the source, 16.4 percent of female student respondents from Arkansas stated they have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse against their will at least once.
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Arkansas 7.1%16.4%
Kentucky 6.5%14.1%
Mississippi 8.7%13.9%
Indiana 6.4%13.4%
Wyoming 6.8%13.2%
Alabama 7.8%12.9%
Montana 5%12.7%
West Virginia 7.5%12.7%
Michigan 4.4%12.2%
Missouri 4.7%11.9%
Arizona 6%11.9%
Illinois 6.4%11.5%
Nebraska 5.4%11.4%
Alaska 4%11.3%
Nevada 5.6%11.1%
Hawaii 6.5%10.9%
New Mexico 4.1%10.6%
Vermont 3.1%10.2%
Oklahoma 3.2%10.1%
Maine 4.2%10%
Maryland 6.2%9.9%
North Dakota 3%9.8%
New Hampshire 3%9.8%
Rhode Island 6.4%9.8%
Pennsylvania 3.4%9.5%
Connecticut 6.2%9.3%
Idaho 4.4%9%
North Carolina 4.4%8.8%
Delaware 4.4%8.6%
South Carolina 6%8.4%
Florida4.2%8.3%
California 4.3%7.8%
Massachusetts 3.3%7.6%
South Dakota 4.2%6.1%
MaleFemale
Arkansas 7.1%16.4%
Kentucky 6.5%14.1%
Mississippi 8.7%13.9%
Indiana 6.4%13.4%
Wyoming 6.8%13.2%
Alabama 7.8%12.9%
Montana 5%12.7%
West Virginia 7.5%12.7%
Michigan 4.4%12.2%
Missouri 4.7%11.9%
Arizona 6%11.9%
Illinois 6.4%11.5%
Nebraska 5.4%11.4%
Alaska 4%11.3%
Nevada 5.6%11.1%
Hawaii 6.5%10.9%
New Mexico 4.1%10.6%
Vermont 3.1%10.2%
Oklahoma 3.2%10.1%
Maine 4.2%10%
Maryland 6.2%9.9%
North Dakota 3%9.8%
New Hampshire 3%9.8%
Rhode Island 6.4%9.8%
Pennsylvania 3.4%9.5%
Connecticut 6.2%9.3%
Idaho 4.4%9%
North Carolina 4.4%8.8%
Delaware 4.4%8.6%
South Carolina 6%8.4%
Florida4.2%8.3%
California 4.3%7.8%
Massachusetts 3.3%7.6%
South Dakota 4.2%6.1%
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This statistic shows the share of American students in grades 9 to 12 who stated they have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once in their lives, by gender and state. The survey was conducted from September 2014 to December 2015. According to the source, 16.4 percent of female student respondents from Arkansas stated they have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse against their will at least once.
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Release date
June 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 2014 to December 2015
Number of respondents
15,713 respondents
Special properties
On one or more occasions during the 12 months before the survey
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
Only states for whom data was available are included.

The survey was conducted at all regular public and private schools with students in at least one of grades 9–12 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

*When they did not want to.

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