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Only 12% of all cases of child abuse are reported.
38% of girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
16% of boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.
1of 7 victims of sexual assault are under the age of 6.
The most common ages of children when sexual abuse occurs are between 8 & 12.
21.6 % of women who reported being raped during their lifetime were under age 12 at the time of their first rape. 32.4% of these women were 12-17 years of age. Therefore, over half of all female rape victims suryeyed in this study were under the age of 18 at the time of their first rape.
Persons under 18 years of age account for 67% of all sexual assault victimizations reported to the law enforcement agencies. Children under 12 years old account for 34% of those cases and children under 6 years old accout for 14% of those cases.
1.8 million of the 22.3 million adolescents in the U.S have been sexually assaulted.
Juveniles are responsible for victimizing 40% of the child sexual assault victims under 6 years of age.
Teens 16-19 years of age were 3 1/2 times more likely then the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape , or sexual assault .
According to the U.S. Department of Justice , victims of rape and sexual assault report that in nearly 3 out of 4 incidends, the offender was NOT a stranger. Based on police-recorded incident data, in 90% of the rapes of children younger then 12, the child KNEW THE OFFENDER!
Like rape, child moletation is one of the most underreported crimes: only 1-10 % are ever disclosed.
2/3rds of babies born to teenage mothers were fathered by adult men .
Just 14% of child victimizers used a weapon, compared to nearly half of those who victimized adults.
The United States has the world's highest rape rate of the countries that publish such statistics. It's 4 times higher then Germany, 13 times higher then England, and 20 times higher then Japan.
100 children are kidnapped by strangers each year in the United States.
74 % of abducted children who are murdered are killed within 3 hours of the abuduction. In 80% of the cases, the intial contact between the killer and the victim was within 1/4 th mile of the victims residence, and the majority of cases 57 % were based solely on opportunity.
In 92 % of reported cases , the offender is male.
Over 90% of sexual assault victims ages 12-17 were female.
77.7% of state prison inmates convicted of sexual assault had abused a child under age 18. 40% of prisoners convicted of rape had raped a child under 18.
87% of the females and 44% of the male prisoners who had spent their childhood in foster care institutions reported being abused as children.
Young girls who are forced to have sex are 3 times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders or abuse alcohol and drugs in adulthood , than girls who are not sexually abused.
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