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Self Defense Statistics

Most of these statistics below were taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or one of their related websites. As always it’s best to take statistics with a grain of salt, as often numbers can be manipulated to prove someone’s point of view.

  1. Seven out of 10 sexual assault victims know their offenders.
  2. Young people between the ages of 12 and 24 are most often the victims of violent crime.
  3. A woman is attacked every three minutes.
  4. One burglary occurs every 12 seconds.
  5. Males are victimized at rates 22% higher than females.
  6. Males are more likely to be victimized by a stranger.
  7. In 26% of violent crimes a weapon was present.
  8. One assault occurs every 29 seconds.
  9. One rape occurs every five minutes.
  10. Offenders had weapons in 6% of rapes and 55% of robberies.
  11. 63% of murder victims are under 35 years of age.
  12. Workplace violence accounts for 18% of all violent crime.
  13. A murder occurs every 24 minutes.
  14. Women who fight back gain an 86% chance of avoiding a rape or injury.
  15. Women using knives or guns as self defense were raped less than 1% of the time.
  16. 65% of homicides are committed with guns.
  17. Other self defense statistics tell us that females are raped at a rate about eight times that of males.