Male Victims

  • Over 9%, or 31,160 out of the 311,110 victims of rape were men.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization in 1998… 1998.

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  • Male survivors of child sexual abuse were twice as likely as non-survivors to be HIV positive; these men were not IV drug users.
Source: American Journal of Public Health, 1991.

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  • Estimates suggest that males account for 25% to 35% of child sexual abuse victims.
Source: Finkelhor, “Current Information on the Scope and Nature of Child Sexual Abuse,” The Future of Children, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1994.

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  • While not all men who are victimized as adults are assaulted in prison, 26,000 adult males are raped daily in US jails and prisons and even more are abused in reform school.
Source: Cahill, 1990.