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Publication Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention, 1992-2000

Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

August 1, 2002    NCJ 194530

Presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims. The study provides the percentages of completed rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of females that were reported to the police in 1992-2000. The report provides the percentage of victims that were injured and treated from a completed rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. It presents the percentage of those who reported to the police, and the percentage of those victims who received treatment and whose victimization was reported to the police.


  • All rapes, 39% of attempted rapes and 17% of sexual assaults against females resulted in injured victims, 1992-2000.
  • When a rape or sexual assault was reported to the police, the victim was the most likely to report it.
  • 45% of injured female victims of a reported attempted rape compared to 22% of injured victims of an unreported attempted rape received medical treatment, 1992-2000.

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