47% of violent crimes and 40% of property crime was
reported to the police.
An estimated 16,692 persons were murdered nationwide in 2005; an increase of 3.4% from the 2004 figure.
In 2005, 389,100 women and 78,180 men were victimized by an intimate partner.
In 2005, victims experienced 191,670 incidents of rape and sexual assault.
More than one million women and almost 400,000 men are stalked annually in the United States.
In 2005, teens ages 12 to 19 and young adults ages 20 to 24 experienced the highest rates of violent crime.
In 2005, teenagers (ages 12 to 19) experienced 1.5 million violent crimes; this figure includes 176,020 robberies and 73,470 sexual assaults and rapes.
In 2005, 24% of all violent crime incidents were committed by an armed offender, and 9% by an offender with a firearm.
An average of 1.7 million people are victims of violent crime while working or on duty each year. An estimated 1.3 million (75%) of these incidents are simple assaults while an additional 19% are aggravated assaults.
In 2005, 95,426 crimes were reported on college and university campuses; 97% were property crimes and 3% were violent crimes.
The crime-statistics show that of female murder victims in 2005, 33.4% were killed by their husbands or boyfriends. In contrast, 2.4% of the male victims were murdered by their wives or girlfriends.
In 2005, homicides occurred in connection with another felony (such as rape, robbery or arson) in 23% of incidents.
Sexual Violence Statistics
In 2005, victims age 12 or older experienced 191,670 rapes/sexual assaults.
92% of rape or sexual assault victims in 2005 were female.
Crime-statistics indicate that of female rape or sexual assault victims, 73% were assaulted by someone they knew and 26% were assaulted by a stranger. 38% of women assaulted by a known offender were friends or acquaintances of the rapist, and 28% were intimate partners.
In 2005, only 38.3% of all rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement.
41% (38,794) of reported forcible rapes were cleared (usually by arrest) by law enforcement.
Almost a third (30.1%) of all sexual assaults occurred at or in a victim's home.
Victim compensation programs paid $16.8 million for forensic sexual assault exams in 2004; an almost 50% increase from 2003.
Characteristics associated with a positive legal outcome in sexual assault cases include being examined within 24 hours of the assault, having been assaulted by a partner or spouse, having been orally assaulted, and having anogenital trauma.
A review of sexual assault cases in an emergency department found that 12% of cases were identified as suspected drug-facilitated sexual assaults.
Rape survivors who had the assistance of an advocate were significantly more likely to have police reports taken and were less likely to be treated negatively by police officers. These women also reported that they experienced less distress after their contact with the legal system.
Between 1992 and 2000, all rapes, 39% of attempted rapes and 17% of sexual assaults against females resulted in injuries. Most victims did not receive treatment for their injuries.
Victims of rape are 13 times more likely to develop two or more alcohol-related problems and 26 times more likely to have two or more serious drug abuse-related problems than non-crime victims.
Campus Crime Statistics
In 2005, 189,448 crimes were reported on college and university campuses; 97% were property crimes and 3% were violent crimes.
Crime-statistics indicate that of the violent crimes reported on college campuses, 1,445 (53%) were aggravated assaults, 761 (28%) were robberies, 1,000 (18%) were forcible rapes, and 5 (01.%) were murders.
In 2001, more than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 were victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 were assaulted by another student who had been drinking.
13% of college women were stalked at some point between the fall of 1996 and spring of 1997. Four in five campus stalking victims knew their attackers; and three in ten college women reported being injured emotionally or psychologically from being stalked.
White college students had higher rates of violent victimization than students of other races.
Victims of sexual assault were about four times more likely to be victimized by someone they knew than by a stranger.
9% of violent victimizations involved offenders armed with firearms; 7% were committed with knives; and 10% were committed with other types of weapons, such as a blunt object.
About 35% of violent victimizations against college students were reported to the police.
Most crimes against students (93%) occurred off campus; 72% of those crimes occurred at night.
In 2003, crimes occurring in on-campus residence halls included 955 assaults, 1,808 forcible sex offenses, and 24 non-forcible sex offenses.
Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Statistics
In 2005, 389,100 women and 78,180 men were victimized by an intimate partner. These crimes accounted for 9% of all violent crime.
The crime-statistics of female murder victims indicates that 33.4% were killed by their husbands or boyfriends; 2.4% of male murder victims were killed by their wives or girlfriends.
3% of all murders committed in the workplace were committed by the victim's intimate partner (either husband, wife or boyfriend).
Domestic violence victims constituted 25% of all adult victims compensated by victim compensation programs in 2004. They received compensation for 34% of all assault claims.
One study found that women who have experienced any type of personal violence (even when the last episode was 14 to 30 years ago) reported a greater number of chronic physical symptoms than those who have not been abused. The risk of suffering from six or more chronic physical symptoms increased with the number of forms of violence experienced.
Approximately 1 in 5 high school girls reported being abused by a boyfriend.
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