A donor has just requested a link to an important American report which draws on survey findings from 2011. It was published earlier this month, and a PDF is here.
The 2010 report had been the first to report something that hadn’t been revealed by previous surveys. In the previous 12 month period, the proportion of men who reported having been ‘made to penetrate’ was very similar to the proportion of women who reported having been raped (in both cases, failed attempts count towards the figure).
The 2011 report found that a higher proportion of men (1.7%) reported having been made to penetrate (1.7%), than women reported having been raped (1.6%). The relevant Table is on p5 of the report, and the following is drawn from p5/6:
Characteristics of Sexual Violence Perpetrators
For female rape victims, an estimated 99.0% had only male perpetrators. In addition, an estimated 94.7% of female victims of sexual violence other than rape had only male perpetrators.
For male victims, the sex of the perpetrator varied by the type of sexual violence experienced. The majority of male rape victims (an estimated 79.3%) had only male perpetrators. For three of the other forms of sexual violence, a majority of male victims had only female perpetrators: being made to penetrate (an estimated 82.6%), sexual coercion (an estimated 80.0%), and unwanted sexual contact (an estimated 54.7%). For noncontact unwanted sexual experiences, nearly half of male victims (an estimated 46.0%) had only male perpetrators and an estimated 43.6% had only female perpetrators.
Of the estimated 1,921,000 American men who were ‘forced to penetrate’, 1,586,000 were victims of only female perpetrators. The latter figure is equivalent to 83% of the 1,909,000 women who reported being the victims of only male perpetrators.