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The More You Know

#SAAM: Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse

  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old (d)

  • 30% of women were between the ages of 11 and 17 at the time of their first completed rape (a)

  • 12.3% of women were age 10 or younger at the time of their first completed rape victimization (a)

  • 27.8% of men were age 10 or younger at the time of their first completed rape victimization (a)

  • More than one third of women who report being raped before age 18 also experience rape as an adult (a)

  • 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults (l)

  • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members of the child (l)

  • It is estimated that 325,000 children per year are currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation (k)

  • The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12-14 years old, and the average age at which boys first become victims of prostitution is 11-13 years old (k)

  • Only 12% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities (f)

https://www.nsvrc.org/statistics