Key facts about adolescents who have ever been raped
- The proportion of high school students who report they have ever been raped (physically forced to have sexual intercourse) has remained relatively constant over the past couple of decades—from 7 to 9 percent.
- In 2017, older female students were more likely than younger females to report forced sexual intercourse. Among twelfth graders, 14 percent reported forced sexual intercourse; the comparable figure was 12 percent among eleventh graders, 11 percent among tenth graders, and 8 percent among ninth graders.
- In 2017, 11.3 percent of female high school students, and 3.5 percent of their male peers, reported having been raped at some time in their lives.