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Child Sexual Abuse

 

A form of child abuse that includes any sexual act performed with a child by an adult or older child, with or without force or threat of force. It may start as seemingly innocent touching and progress to more serious acts, including verbal seduction or abuse, anal or vaginal intercourse, oral sex, sodomy, manual stimulation, direct threats, implied threats or other forms of abuse.

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE STATISTICS:

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. 3

  • Over 58,000 children were sexually abused last year. 1/2

  • 8.3 % of reported child abuse cases were sexual abuse.1

  • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members. 4

  • 12.3% of girls were age 10 or younger at the time of their first rape/victimization, and

       30% of girls were between the ages of 11 and 17. 2

  • 27.8% of boys were age 10 or younger at the time of their first rape/victimization. 2

  • 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults. 4

  • 325,000 children are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation each year. 5

  • Caregiver alcohol or drug abuse is a child abuse risk factor putting kids at much higher risk for being abused. 1

  • The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 years old, and the average age for boys is 11 to 13 years old. 5

 

 

 

References:

  1. Child Maltreatment 2014. Published: January 2016. An office of the Administration for Children & Families, a division of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2014. Retrieved from: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cm2014.pdf

  2. Black, M. C., Basile, K. C., Breiding, M. J., Smith, S .G., Walters, M. L., Merrick, M. T., … Stevens, M. R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 summary report. Retrieved from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/NISVS_Report2010-a.pdf

  3. Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G., Lewis, I. A., & Smith, C. (1990). Sexual abuse in a national survey of adult men and women: Prevalence, characteristics and risk factors. Child Abuse & Neglect 14, 19-28. doi:10.1016/0145-2134(90)90077-7

  4. National Sexual Violence Resource Center. (2011). Child sexual abuse prevention: Overview. Retrieved from http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/Publications_NSVRC_Overview_Child-sexual-abuse-prevention_0.pdf

  5. National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. (2012). National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children. Retrieved from http://www.preventtogether.org/Resources/Documents/NationalPlan2012FINAL.pdf