What We're Facing

The statistics are alarming.

These numbers are staggering. It’s easy to feel paralyzed and not know what to do.

Know this, sexual assault and human trafficking are 100% preventable. Together, we must use the horrifying statistics as our energy and focus to reduce and eventually end these crimes. The numbers cannot continue to be Indiana’s reality.

1 in 5

Hoosier women have been sexually assaulted

Across the country

nearly half

of LGBTQIA citizens are sexually assaulted


of assaults are not reported to police.

Since 2007, More than


Calls to the national Human Trafficking hotline are about Indiana Victims

Indiana ranks high

in the nation for the number of reported rapes among high school girls

The Numbers


One in three women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.

46.4% lesbians, 74.9 bisexual women and 43.3% heterosexual women reported sexual violence other than rape during their lifetimes, while 40.2% gay men, 47.4% bisexual men and 20.8% heterosexual men reported sexual violence other than rape during their lifetimes.

1 in 7 women who are raped become pregnant, according to a new study released by the CDC.

8% of rapes occur while the victim is at work.

In eight out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the person who sexually assaulted them.

Nearly one in 10 women has been raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime. Approximately one in 45 men has been made to penetrate an intimate partner during his lifetime.

People with disabilities are sexually assaulted at nearly three times the rate of people without disabilities.

50% of transgender people have experienced sexual violence.

There has been close to a 50% increase in the number of human trafficking identified situations between 2015 and 2019 for a total of 63,380. The situations may involve more than one victim or survivor.

Cost and Impact

Annually, rape costs the U.S. 

$127 billion

more than any other crime, followed by assault ($93 billion), murder ($71 billion), and drunk driving ($61 billion)

Each rape costs approximately


81% of women and 35% of men

report significant short-term or long-term impacts such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Health care is

16% higher

for women who were sexually abused as children

Child Sexual Abuse

One in four girls

and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old

34% of women were age 10 or younger

at the time of their first rape/victimization, and 30% of women were between the ages of 11 and 17

96% of people who sexually abuse

children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults

27.8% of men were age 10 or younger

at the time of their first rape/victimization

More than one-third

of women report being raped before age 18 also experience rape as an adult

325,000 of children

are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child exploitation each year

The average age

at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 years old, and the average age for boys is 11 to 13 years old

Campus Sexual Assault

One in three women

and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college

More than 90%

of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault

63.3% of men

at one university who self-reported acts qualifying as rape or attempted rape admitted to committing repeat rapes

Crime Reports

Rape is one of the most under-reported crime

63% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police

Only 12% of child sexual abuse is reported to the authorities.

The prevalence of false reporting is between

2% and 10%

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