Male Survivors — Prevalence Rates

  • The Campus Sexual Assault Study found that 1 in 16 cisgender men will be sexually assaulted in college.
  • New research suggests that roughly 19 to 31% of male college students experience some degree of unwanted sexual contact.
  • The National Crime Victimization Survey found that 38% of the incidents of rape and sexual assault reported in the survey were against men.
  • Another survey found that nearly 1.267 million men have reported being victims of sexual violence.
  • One data analysis found 46% of male survivors reported a female perpetrator.
  • The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that about 40% of gay men and 47% of bisexual men have experienced sexual violence in the US.
  • Evidence suggests that between 16 and 30% of boys with developmental disabilities would experience a form of sexual abuse before the age 18.
  • Approximately 40% of both middle and high school boys report being sexually harassed and about 28% reported being assaulted by peers.
  • Studies have shown that men with disabilities are almost twice as likely to experience abuse or coerced into sex compared to men without physical disabilities.
  • Little research has been done to investigate the trends of sexual assault against males, limiting our understanding of the prevalence of sexual violence against men and boys.