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The Alliance has compiled a number of resources available for survivors, their friends and families, and professionals assisting survivors in New York City.

Sexual Assault Statistics for New York City

The Alliance has identified that basic statistical information about sexual violence in NYC is not readily available or accessible. We also know that statistics are important. Statistics demonstrate the need for resources. Without them, it is difficult to make our case about the needs of sexual violence survivors and our communities. It is also difficult to address sexual violence as a public health and human rights issue that can be prevented. As a first step, we have collected the information we could obtain for 2008 to provide a starting point for addressing this issue.

City Statistics

FDNY transports of rape to area hospitals
  • The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported 991 transports of rape victims to city hospitals. 

Emergency Room Patients
  • 27 New York City Emergency Hospital Departments (52% response rate) reported 1,367 patients treated for sexual assault in 2008.

New York State Crime Victim's Board
  • The New York State Crime Victim's Board (CVB) paid over $1.7 million dollars in 2008 for 2,183 forensic rape exam claims. The breakdown by borough is as follows:
Borough # Claims Amount Paid
Bronx 915 $732,000
Kings 463 $370,000
New York 326 $260,800
Queens 400 $320,000
Richmond 79 $63,200

Division of Criminal Justice Services Data
The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) provided police department reports, as well as legal disposition information for New York City.
  • In 2008 the New York City Police Department (NYPD) received 890 reports of 1st degree rape
  • In 2008, DCJS reported 944 arrests for 1st-3rd Degree Rape.
Dispositions of 1st-3rd Degree Rape Arrests
Disposition Number Percent
Convicted 399 43%
Dismissed-Other 267 29%
Open-No Disposition 145 15%
DA Declined to Prosecute 87 9%
Dismissed-ACD 13 2%
Covered by Another Case 13 1%
Other 13 1%
Acquitted 3 0%

 
  Sentencing for 1st-3rd Degree Rape Convictions
Sentence Number Percent
Prison 101 25%
Conditional Discharge 101 25%
Jail 71 18%
Probation 69 17%
Pending-Unknown 24 6%
Jail + Probation 17 4%
Time Served 14 4%
Fine 2 1%
Other 0 0%
 
 
  • In 2008, DCJS reported 1,933 arrests for all other sex offenses
Dispositions of All Other Sex Offenses
Disposition Number Percent
Convicted 931 47%
Dismissed-Other 492 25%
Open-No Disposition 254 13%
Dismissed-ACD 111 6%
DA Declined to Prosecute 107 6%
Covered by other Case 15 1%
Acquitted 11 1%
Other 12 1%
 
            Sentencing for all Other Sex Offenses
Sentence Number Percent
Conditional Discharge 472 52%
Jail 150 16%
Probation 69 16%
Prison 80 9%
Time Served 67 7%
Pending-Unknown 49 5%
Jail + Probation 21 2%
Fine 21 2%
Other 1 0%
 
 


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This factsheet, including sources and footnotes, is available for download in PDF format.