FACTS & STATISTICS

Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Camp Cedar Illinois Inc. is dedicated to making a lasting impact through both camp weekend, and also spreading awareness throughout the community. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved!

 
Image by Kelly-Ann Tan

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. 

Image by Varshesh Joshi

SOME STATISTICS...

  • 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. 

Side effects1.JPG

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CAN LEAD TO A NUMBER OF ISSUES INCLUDING: 

  • Low self-esteem

  • PTSD

  • 3X more likely to develop depressive disorders as adults

  • Suicidal tendencies

  • A feeling of worthlessness

  • Substance abuse

  • 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

CCI Stats Graph.JPG

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. 

Subscribe Form

  • Facebook

©2020 by Camp Cedar Illinois Inc. Created with Wix.com