Virginia Statistics

  • In 2001, there were 5,039 sexual assaults reported to the Virginia police. As it is estimated that as few as 1 out of every 6 rapes are reported to the police, the actual incidence of this crime could be as high as 30,000. Virginia sexual assault crisis centers tracked 9,016 sexual assaults reported by victims in 2001.1
  • Of the over 9,016 new victims of sexual assault who received services from Virginia sexual assault crisis centers in 2001, 23 percent were under the age of 18; 83 percent knew their attackers.2
  • One in four women and one in eight men in Virginia are victims of rape or sexual assault.  The same study shows that 78% of the assaults against women occur before the victim is 18, where as 95% of the assaults against men occur before the victim is 18.3

  • References
    1 Virginia State Police Uniform Crime Report: 2002
    1, 2 VAASA Annual Summary: 2002
    3 Virginia Department of Health: 2003