FAU Police Department
777 Glades Road, C.O. 69
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Main: (561) 297-3500
Fax: (561) 297-3565
Aquaintance Rape Stats
Victim Services 561-297-0500
1 in 4 college women has been the victim of rape or attempted rape since age 14.
52% of all women surveyed have experienced some form of sexual victimization. 1 in 12 college men admit to forcing sexual intercourse on their partner.
84% of the women knew the man who raped them and 57% of the time this man was their date.
For both men and women, the average age when a rape incident occurred (either as perpetrator or victim) was 18 Y2 years old.
75% of perpetrators and 55% of victims were drinking at the time of the assault.
Only 27% of women who met the legal definition of rape thought of themselves as being rape victims.
84% of the men who committed rape believe their behavior was definitely not rape.
33% of males surveyed said they would commit rape if they could escape detection.
25% of men surveyed believe that rape was acceptable if: the woman asked the man out; or the man paid for the date; or the woman went back to the man's room after the date.
16% of male students who committed rape, and 10% of those who attempted a rape took part in episodes involving more than one attacker.
42% of rape victims told no one about their assaults. According to the FBI, between 1 and 5% are reported to police.