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What Parents Need to Know about Child Sexual Abuse

What Parents Need to Know about Child Sexual Abuse

WHAT ARE THE STATISTICS FOR THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN?

  1. The sexual abuse of children happens frequently- 1 of every 4 girls and 1 of every 6 boys has suffered some type of sexual abuse before the age of 18.
  2. 75% of abuse cases have been committed by members of the family or persons in the victim’s “ circle of trust.”
  3. 23% of those committing the abuse are under 18 years of age.