In 2014, there were 284,345 sexual assaults in the U.S.
This estimate includes victimization both reported and not reported to police. The online data analysis tool at https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=nvat allows for breaking the total number into reported and unreported victimization under the “Custom Tables” option.
Using that tool, the disaggregation is as follows:
|Yes, reported to police||95,420*|
|No, did not report to police||182,391*|
*Detail may not sum to total due to rounding and/or missing data.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Victim Justice Statistics. “NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool (NVAT)”: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=nvat >custom tables > personal victimization > victimization type. NB: The NCVS is a household-based survey. Active military personnel or veterans living off-base in households are included in the survey. However, the survey is not administered on military bases.
Rape is the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs. “Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Revisions to the Uniform Crime Report’s Definition of Rape,” Jan. 6, 2012: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-eric-holder-announces-revisions-uniform-crime-report-s-definition-rape and the FBI’s “Frequently Asked Questions about the Change in the UCR Definition of Rape,” Dec. 11, 2014: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/recent-program-updates/new-rape-definition-frequently-asked-questions.