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Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

Evidence suggests:

  • As many as 1 in 4 girls is and one in 6 boys will be sexually abused before age 18.
  • Over 90% of sexual offenders are someone the child knows and trusts – a parent or other relative, teacher, camp counselor, babysitter, or family friend
  • 30 – 40% are abused by a family member.
  • One out of every seven victims of child sexual abuse is age five or younger.
  • Forty percent of the offenders who victimized children under age 6 were juveniles (under the age of 18).
  • Only one in ten children who are abused will ever tell anyone.

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