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Forcible rape is an offence that includes rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape (regardless of the age of the victim).  However statutory offenses i.e. no force used — victim under age of consent — are not included.

Rape Crime Statistics

The following interactive heatmap shows rape crime statistics for all states and the capital district.  Data was obtained from FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (2012), extracted 20 August 2014.  Just click on the map to reveal more details.

Crime Heatmap Color Range

Top 10 States with Lowest Forcible Rape Rate

The table below presents a ranking list of top 10 States with the lowest forcible rape rate, including sexual assault.  As a comparison, population data is provided from 2013 census estimate.  New Jersey, New York and Virginia ranked top 3 in this list.

Top 10 States with Lowest Forcible Rape Rate
Rank State Name Population, 2013 est Forcible Rape, per 100K
1 New Jersey 8,899,339 11.7
2 New York 19,651,127 14.6
3 Virginia 8,260,405 17.7
4 Vermont 626,630 19.3
5 North Carolina 9,848,060 20.3
6 Hawaii 1,404,054 20.5
7 California 38,332,521 20.6
8 Maryland 5,928,814 21
9 Wisconsin 5,742,713 21.3
10 Georgia 9,992,167 21.4

Top 10 States with Highest Forcible Rape Rate

Alaska, South Dakota and Michigan ranked top 3 States with highest forcible rape rate, including sexual assault.  In particular, Alaska had seven times higher rape rate than New Jersey.

Top 10 States with Highest Forcible Rape Rate
Rank State Name Population, 2013 est Forcible Rape, per 100K
1 Alaska 735,132 79.7
2 South Dakota 844,877 70.2
3 Michigan 9,895,622 46.4
4 New Mexico 2,085,287 45.9
5 Arkansas 2,959,373 42.3
6 Oklahoma 3,850,568 41.6
7 Colorado 5,268,367 40.7
8 North Dakota 723,393 38.9
9 Nebraska 1,868,516 38.3
10 Montana 1,015,165 37.7
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