I thought I would send this out to address the misconception about rape and rapists that I am consistantly seeing in this forum. These stats are from the CDC and apply to the American population, but I am pretty sure that they are close to the UK and Canadian stats as well, though I would not be confident about other countries and cultures. Actually, if anyone has stats from other countries, I would be curious to see how they compare. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced attempted or compleated rape. 8 in 10 victims know the perpetrator. 54% of females who were raped experienced the rape before age 18, of these, 22% were raped before age 12. 64% of women and 16% of men reported being raped by an intimate partner. 19% of rapists are intimate partners. 27% are family members. 29% are relatives, friends or acquantances. 22% are strangers. The highest risk factors for victimization are: youth, drug or alcohol use, prior history of sexual violence, multiple sexual partners and poverty. Just some numbers to chew on.