Prior to 2011, no surveys reported the prevalence of rape in Pennsylvania.
- The NISVS reported that during a woman’s lifetime in Pennsylvania, 18.8% or 960,000 will experience rape, and 2.3 million women will be subjected to sexual violence other than rape.
- 5% of rape victims of reproductive age (12-45) become pregnant as a result of a rape, resulting in an estimated 32,101 pregnancies each year.
- Physical consequences of sexual assault may include physical injuries, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), chronic pain, gynecological problems, and unwanted pregnancy.
- The rate of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is three times greater among women who were raped as children; 13% of rape victims attempt suicide.