#SAAM: Perpetrators of Sexual Violence Often Know the Victim
The majority of children and teen victims know the perpetrator.
Of sexual abuse cases reported to law enforcement, 93% of juvenile victims knew the perpetrator:2
59% were acquaintances
34% were family members
7% were strangers to the victim
Victims of sexual violence who are incarcerated are most likely to be assaulted by jail or prison staff.
In jail or prison, 60% of all sexual violence against inmates is perpetrated by the institution’s staff.4