Rape, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, is “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.”1 There are many variations of how rape occurs and by whom, but if it falls within what has been defined by the FBI or a state, it is still considered rape.
According to a statistic on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center website, “One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives.”2
Someone could be sexually assaulted, which includes inappropriate touching and fondling, but that does not necessarily mean they were also raped, sometimes rape is under the umbrella of sexual assault, and sometimes definitions of sexual assault end at the act of rape or attempted rape.
The following are sub-topics of rape:
- Rape Culture Click here
- Statutory (underage) Rape Click here
- Campus Rape Click here
- Date/Acquaintance Rape Click here
- Intimate Partner Rape Click here
- Male Rape Survivors Click here
- Prison Rape Click here
- Other Rape Sub-Topics Click here
Footnotes: 1. ucr.fbi.gov, accessed 10/10/2018; 2. nsvrc.org, accessed 10/10/2018