Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education, but 95% of abuse is preventable through education and awareness.

Sexual abuse or assault is the number one under reported crime. Of 1000 rapes only 6 perpetrator's will be incarcerated. Every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. 8 percent of all sexual abuses occur at a school. Every 8 minutes child protection services finds evidence for a claim of child sexual abuse. 

8 percent of all sexual abuses occur at a school.

  • The effects of child sexual abuse can be long-lasting and affect the victim's mental health. Victims are more likely than non-victims to experience the following mental health challenges

  • About 4 times more likely to develop symptoms of drug abuse

  • About 4 times more likely to experience PTSD as adults

  • About 3 times more likely to experience a major depressive episode as adults

  • Somewhere between 2/3 and ninety percent of sexual abuse victims never tell !!!

  • Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.

  • 82% of all victims under 18 are female.

  • There are more than 42 million survivors of sexual abuse in America. (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse)

  • 1 in 3 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. (The Advocacy Center)

  • 1 in 5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. (The Advocacy Center)

  • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the Internet before the age of 18. (National Children’s Alliance: Nationwide Child Abuse Statistics)

  • 30% of sexual abuse is never reported. (Child Sex Abuse Prevention and Protection Center)

  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children age 17 and under. (Children’s Advocacy Center)

  • 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • Approximately 20% of the victims of sexual abuse are under age eight. (Broward County)

  • 95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education. (Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute)

  • 38% of the sexual abusers of boys are female. (Broward County)

  • There is worse lasting emotional damage when a child’s sexual abuse started before the age of six, and lasted for several years. Among child and teen victims of sexual abuse there is a 42 percent increased chance of suicidal thoughts during adolescence. (American Counseling Association)

  • “More than 90% of individuals with a developmental delay or disability will be sexually assaulted at least once in their lifetime.” (Valenti-Heim, D.m Schwartz L.)

  • “There are nearly half a million registered sex offenders in the U.S. – 80,000 to 100,000 of them are missing.” (The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

  • “A typical pedophile will commit 117 sexual crimes in a lifetime.” (National Sex Offenders Registry)

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