A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study, “Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape among United States Adults” estimates the lifetime cost of rape in the U.S. Previous estimates focused on rape-related criminal justice costs—such as cost per sexual assault incident. CDC’s estimate includes more comprehensive information, including the cost per rape incident victims’ long-term mental and physical health outcomes. The “Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape Infographic” is an illustrative summary of the study.
The Economic Burden of Rape Study and Infographic