According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a person is raped every 2.6 minutes and 1 in 4 rapes are committed in parking lots.

Regarding domestic violence, a woman is victimized by an intimate partner every 28.2 seconds, while a man is victimized every 4.3 minutes.

In 1995: 354,670 women were victims of rape. In the last two years the increase of rape and sexual abuse in women has increased to more than 787,000 cases. The FBI estimates that in 1996, 72 out of every 100,000 women were raped.

One of the obstacles by which the victims did not report the crime of rape remains the belief that it is a personal or private matter.

The FBI estimates that only 37% of cases are reported to the police. Of these, the bureau of statistics noted that only 26% of cases are followed through.

31% of women victims reported the perpetrator/rapist was a stranger.

68% of rapes occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

45% of rapists were under the influence of alcohol.

29% of the abusers used a firearm.

47% of rape victims were injured as a result of the rape.

75% of raped women required medical services or specialists as a result of the rape attack.

In Latin America violence against women and girls is one of the most important causes of death and disability in women of reproductive age.

AIDS in the U.S. is considered the number one cause of death for Latinas women ages 24 and 35 years where the mode of transmission was mainly heterosexual.

In the U.S., HIV/AIDS is the second leading cause of death among African American women ages 25 to 35.

The largest increases in infection are among women and youth of color, intravenous drug users, and people who engage in unprotected sex.

In the Philadelphia region, HIV/AIDS disproportionately impacts communities of color.  In 2000, 24.37% of all reported AIDS Cases were Caucasian, while 65.01% were African American and 10.23% were Hispanic.