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Alaska
148.7
Arkansas
77.2
South Dakota
72.6
Michigan
72.4
Nevada
70.2
Colorado
67.2
Nebraska
64.8
New Mexico
61.4
Montana
58.4
North Dakota
57.3
Oklahoma
57.3
Utah
56.8
Wyoming
56
Hawaii
54
Texas
51.1
Arizona
50.3
Ohio
49
District of Columbia
48.9
Louisiana
48.9
Kansas
48.6
Illinois
48
South Carolina
47.8
Missouri
47.5
Rhode Island
46.3
Idaho
45.3
Vermont
44.6
Washington
43.8
Minnesota
43.4
New Hampshire
43.4
Alabama
42.2
Oregon
42.2
West Virginia
42.1
Tennessee
41.2
Florida
39.4
Wisconsin
38.8
Maine
38.4
California
37.5
Iowa
36.9
Indiana
36.8
Kentucky
35.2
Pennsylvania
34
New York
33.8
Virginia
33
Massachusetts
32
Delaware
31.8
Maryland
31.6
North Carolina
31
Georgia
27.5
Mississippi
25.1
Connecticut
21.6
New Jersey
17.2

Rape Statistics by State 2024

Rape Statistics by State 2024

Rape is a global problem, and the United States is no exception. Rape is a violent crime defined as the unlawful sexual activity (sexual assault) involving sexual intercourse performed without consent or forcibly or under threat of injury against a person's will.

In the United States, about 43.6% of women and 24.8% of men experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). About 21.3% of women surveyed reported completed or attempted rape at some point in their lives, with 1.2% reporting completed or attempted rape in the 12 months preceding the survey. About 2.6% of men reported experiencing completed or attempted rape at some point in their lives. About 81.3% of female victims and 70.8% of male victims experienced their first completed or attempted rape before the age of 25.

It is important to note that rape is widely unreported, and therefore statistics on rape are not always accurate depictions of the actual number of incidents. However, the #MeToo movement has helped encourage more victims to report their rape and sexual assault incidents. Rape statistics vary from state to state and can be influenced by factors such as demographics, culture, economics, and law enforcement capabilities. Numbers in this article from the FBI's 219 Crime in the U.S. report.

States with the Highest Rape Rates

1. Alaska

Alaska has the highest rape rate in the United States of 148.7 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants, down from 161.6 in 2018. Alaska tends to have higher crime rates than other states, in large part due to the lack of law enforcement, especially in rural, isolated communities. The state, in particular, is dangerous for women, with 59% of Alaskan women experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.

2. Arkansas

Arkansas's rape rate is 77.2 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants, making it the second-highest in the country. Like other states, the number of rape cases reported at state universities has increased significantly. 2019's rape rate is over four points higher than it was in 2018.

3. South Dakota

South Dakota has the third-highest rap rate in the U.S., with 72.6 rapes per 100,000, up from 68 in 2018.

4. Michigan

Michigan has the fourth-highest rape rate of 72.4 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants. This is about 4.5 points lower than it was in 2018. Rape is especially prevalent in Detroit, where a crime report from 2018 showed reductions in every type of crime in the city, except for rape. In 2018, the number of reported rapes in Detroit was 894, a 28% increase from 697 in 2017. The University of Michigan saw a 150% increase in reported rapes between 2017 and 2018, from 18 to 45. Officials believe that the #MeToo campaign is partially responsible for the increases.

5. Nevada

With a rape rate of 70.2 per 100,000, Nevada has the fifth-highest rape rate. This is over 6 points lower than it was in 2018. Las Vegas Police and the Rape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada have seen a steady increase in the number of rape cases reported since the #MeToo movement. The Nevada Uniform Crime Report shows that the most probable demographics for offenders in Nevada are males between the ages of 30-34.

Rape Statistics by State 2024

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State
Rape Rate (per 100k)
Total Rapes
Alaska148.71,088
Arkansas77.22,331
South Dakota72.6642
Michigan72.47,235
Nevada70.22,161
Colorado67.23,872
Nebraska64.81,253
New Mexico61.41,288
Montana58.4624
North Dakota57.3437
Oklahoma57.32,268
Utah56.81,822
Wyoming56324
Hawaii54765
Texas51.114,824
Arizona50.33,662
Ohio495,731
District of Columbia48.9345
Louisiana48.92,273
Kansas48.61,416
Illinois486,078
South Carolina47.82,460
Missouri47.52,917
Rhode Island46.3491
Idaho45.3809
Vermont44.6278
Washington43.83,332
Minnesota43.42,448
New Hampshire43.4590
Alabama42.22,068
Oregon42.21,778
West Virginia42.1754
Tennessee41.22,813
Florida39.48,456
Wisconsin38.82,261
Maine38.4516
California37.514,799
Iowa36.91,164
Indiana36.82,475
Kentucky35.21,572
Pennsylvania344,351
New York33.86,583
Virginia332,816
Massachusetts322,204
Delaware31.8310
Maryland31.61,913
North Carolina313,247
Georgia27.52,922
Mississippi25.1747
Connecticut21.6771
New Jersey17.21,531
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