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Title IX - Statistics

Alarming Statistics:

  • Undergraduate college women are more likely to be raped than women of the same age not enrolled in college, according to the study. In addition, college students are most at risk for sexual abuse and rape during the first six weeks of school because they are adjusting to a new environment and are more vulnerable.  Only ~5 percent of women report their rape to the police, and even fewer men come forward.  But two-thirds of victims do tell someone about the incident, whether that person is a friend, counselor or someone else.
    (U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, No. 17: Acquaintance Rape of College Students)  
  • Approximately 2.3 million people each year in the United States are raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. Women who were physically assaulted by an intimate partner averaged 6.9 physical assaults per year by the same partner.
    (National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey." July 2000)
  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
    (U.S. Department of Justice, Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey (1998)

UC Berkeley Statistics for Clery Compliance