Why Denim Day USA?

Because…

Did you know?

  • Nearly 1 in 5 women in a national survey say they have been raped (CDCP)
  • 1 in 10 women have been raped by their boyfriend or husband (CDCP)
  • Half of female sexual assault victims were raped before age 18 (White House Report-Rape & Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action)
  • Over 1/4 of male sexual assault survivors were raped before they were 10  (White House-Report Rape & Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action)
  • 82% of rapes committed by an intimate are not reported to the police (RAINN/Dept. of Justice)
  • Only 3 out of every 100 rapists will ever spend a single day in prison (RAINN/Dept. of Justice)
  • The majority (54%) of rapes are still not reported (RAINN/Dept. of Justice)
  • Only about 1 out of 4 reported rapes leads to an arrest. Similarly, only about 1 out of 4 arrests leads to a felony conviction and incarceration (RAINN/Dept. of Justice)
  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (National Institute for Justice and  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
  • 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape (National Institute for Justice and  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
  • 15,000-19,000 people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in North America (National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence)
  • 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before the age of 18 (1in6.org)
  • 44% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 18 (USDOJ)
  • Victims of sexual assault are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 6 times more likely to suffer from PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 26 times more likely to abuse drugs, and 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide (WHO)
  • Almost 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim (USDOJ)
  • 28% of male victims of rape experience their first rape when they were 10 years of age or younger (CDCP)
  • Approximately 80% of female victims experienced their first rape before the age of 25 (CDCP)
  • Every four hours a rape is reported in the United States Armed Forces (Military Rape Crisis Center)
  • Women in the US Military are more likely to be raped  by a fellow soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan than killed by enemy fire (Military Rape Crisis Center)