Statistics on Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

In order to have a comprehensive understanding of how often sexual and relationship violence are occurring on college campuses and in the U.S., it’s best to review multiple sources.  This includes a review of studies that look at self-disclosed experiences or the number of cases that are reported to the criminal justice system or to Title IX Offices at Universities. Comparisons between studies can prove difficult with differences in questions and methodologies and there are still gaps in research with historically marginalized communities.

An overview of the statistics can be found at Know Your Title IX. org.

UW Campus Climate Surveys

UW- Seattle Campus Climate Survey 2016 Executive Summary

Campus Climate Survey 2014 Executive Summary and additional supplemental findings are here.

UW Seattle Campus Climate survey 2011

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the UW Police compiles and releases crime statistics annually. The UWPD maintains crime statistics online for three years. You may view the Jeanne Clery statistics here, also known as the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. UWPD keeps statistics for all years prior to 1998 at the department. To view these records, please contact the UWPD.

UW Yearly Campus Crime Statistics

National Campus Climate

Association of American Universities Campus Climate Report

American College Health Association, National College Health Assessment

State-wide Statistics

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)

National Studies

CDC National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

National Crime Victimization Survey

International Studies

World Health Organization