9 facts about violence against women everyone should know


One in five American women are raped in their lifetime. 51.9% of American women experience physical violence in their lifetime. Nearly 1/4 experience physical or sexual assault by an intimate partner. 45% of rapes are committed by an acquaintance. 23.1% of undergrad females and 5.4% of males experience rape of sexual assault. Most assault victims don’t receive medical care. One in thirteen murder victims are killed by their husband or boyfriend. Rape is the most underreported crime. 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police. The violence Against Women Act became law over 20 years ago we’ve made some progress But not enough.