Statistics About Child Sexual Abuse

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  • About 44% of rape victims are under age 18
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused by age 18
  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults are children 17 and under
  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America
  • 30-40% of children are abused by a family member
  • Only 10% of child sexual abuse perpetrators are strangers to the child
  • Over 30% of victims of Child Sexual Abuse NEVER report their abuse to anyone
  • Around 90% of children do not disclose in childhood
  • Almost 80% initially deny abuse or are tentative in their disclosure
  • Medical evidence exists in around 4% of cases of CSA

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