About Child Abuse

About Child Abuse

Child Abuse – It Doesn't Have to Happen.

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  •  1 in 10 Children will be sexually abused before the age of 18.

 

  •   1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet.

 

  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children ages 17 and under.

 

  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.

 

The overwhelming majority of abused children know their abuser.

 

  • Another 50% are abused by someone outside of the family whom they know and trust.

 

  • Approximately 40% are abused by older or larger children whom they know.

 

Sexual abuse can occur at all ages, probably younger than you think.

 

  • The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old.

 

  • More than 20% of children are sexually abused before the age of 8.

  

Most abused children don't tell even when asked.

 

  • Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused.

 

  • Over 30% of victims never disclose the experience to ANYONE.

 

 

  • Victims of child sexual abuse report more substance abuse problems. 70-80% of sexual abuse survivors report excessive drug and alcohol use.

  

Statistics courtesy of the Michigan Chapter of the

National Children’s Alliance and Darkness to Light.

 

 

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