FACTS & STATISTICS
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WHAT IS CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE?
Child sexual abuse can include:
Any sexual act between an adult and a minor, or between two minors, when one exerts power over the other.
Forcing, coercing, or persuading a child to engage in any type of sexual act.
Non-contact acts such as exhibitionism, exposure to pornography, voyeurism, and communicating in a sexual manner by phone or internet.
1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.
Every 9 minutes, child protective services substantiates, or finds evidence for, a claim of child sexual abuse.
Children are most vulnerable to Child Sexual Abuse between the ages of 7 and 13.
The effects of child sexual abuse can be long-lasting and affect the child's mental health.
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CAN LEAD TO A NUMBER OF ISSUES INCLUDING:
3X more likely to develop depressive disorders as adults
A feeling of worthlessness
2x more likely to run away from home
Children who had an experience of rape or attempted rape in their adolescent years are 13 times more likely to experience rape or attempted rape in their first year of college
STATISTICS ON PERPETRATORS
Among the cases of child sexual abuse reported to law enforcement:
59% are acquaintances
34% are family members
7% are strangers
90% of child sexual abuse survivors were abused by someone they know and trust.