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Did You Know?

  • 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.

  • About 1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys will be sexually abused by age 18.

  • 60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell anyone. 

  • 90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser.

  • It is extremely rare for children to lie about sexual abuse.

  • Child abuse happens in every part of society.

  • While all types of abuse are possible in the home, child neglect is more common than sexual abuse.

  • Men and women are both capable of sexual abuse. At least 20% of substantiated child sexual abuse cases are perpetrated by females.

  • Boys and girls react in similar ways to sexual abuse.  The severity of traumatization among male victims is equal to that of female victims.

  • Children with disabilities are 2-3x more likely to become victims of abuse than children without disabilities. 

  • Medical evidence is rarely discovered after a child discloses sexual abuse.

 

Our Impact This Year

  • Number of Forensic Interviews

    7,300

  • Number of Counseling Sessions

    25,971

  • Number of Medical Referrals

    1,444

  • Number of Prosecution Referrals

    2,509

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