Rape statistics are difficult to define, particularly when there is a very high incidence of under reporting. In 2010, this thoughtful and considered piece was produced by the Ministry of Truth blog which examines the difficulties and attempts to wade through the ambiguities.
Meanwhile, from Rape Crisis England and Wales (June 2013):
In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office released its first ever joint Official Statistics bulletin on sexual violence, entitled An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales.
It reported that:
- Approximately 85,000 women are raped on average in England and Wales every year
- Over 400,000 women are sexually assaulted each year
- 1 in 5 women (aged 16 – 59) has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16.
More information here.