Sunday, July 31, 2016
Once upon a time, we were all children. Some of us spent the invaluable innocence of childhood playing, running, laughing, and growing. Making best friends with strangers. And those wide eyes fell bewildered by the majestic beauty of that huge world out there. A world waiting to be explored. But some of us had that invaluable innocence taken from us. Some of us had a dark and cruel introduction to this life, that left lacerations on our souls. For some us, those wounds never healed and we devolved into madness. And for the rest of us, those wounds healed, however, they left behind scars that serve as a constant reminder of what we have lived through.
Child Sexual Abuse Statistics
All Statistics and References
Learn all the statistics including facts on the magnitude of the problem, perpetrators, circumstances, risk factors, consequences, reporting and signs of abuse.
of the Problem
Child sexual abuse is far more prevalent than people realize. Find out how big the problem really is.
Those who molest children look and act just like everyone else. Abusers can be neighbors, friends, and family members.
While no child is immune, there are child and family characteristics that can heighten the risk of sexual abuse.
Emotional and mental health problems are often the first consequence and sign of child sexual abuse.
Only about one third of child sexual abuse incidents are identified, and even fewer are reported.