Sexual Violence in Connecticut

Poster Statistics

1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetimes. 1

In 2016, the estimated cost of sexual violence in Connecticut was $5,762,944.30. This includes lost wages and medical costs based on emergency department visits.2

There has been a 31% increase in survivors seeking services at The Alliance member programs between 2013 and 2107.

Victims seeking services at Alliance member programs in 2017 were 48% white, 33% Latinx, 11% Black, and 1% Asian.

77% of victims in Connecticut know their perpetrators. 1

Men and women who experience sexual violence* are 2x more likely to have poor physical health and over 2x more likely to have poor mental health.1

7.8% of Connecticut students in grades 9-12 reported being forced to have sexual intercourse. 3

Connecticut students who experienced sexual violence** were: 3

  • 3x more likely to use prescription and over-the-counter drugs to get high
  • 2x more likely to feel sad or hopeless almost every day for a period of 2+ weeks
  • 2x more likely to seriously consider attempting suicide
  • 3x more likely to miss school because they felt unsafe
  • 2x more likely to experience bullying at school and online
  • 2.7x more likely to self-harm during the previous year


Cited Sources

  1. Black, M. C., Basile, K. C., Breiding, M. J., Smith, S. G., Walters, M. L., Merrick, M. T., … Stevens, M. R. (2011). National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 summary report. Retrieved from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control:
  2. Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2016 Connecticut Emergency Medical Services Data Report.–CEMSTARS-Data
  3. Connecticut Department of Public Health, 2015 Connecticut School Health Survey.–Reporting/Hisrhome/Connecticut-School-Health-Survey

*Sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence

**In their dating relationships