Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

2012 Statistics

• 78.3 % NEGLECT

• 18.3% PHYSICAL ABUSE

• 9.3% SEXUAL ABUSE

• 8.5 % PSYCHOLOGICAL MALTREATMENT

• 2.3% MEDICAL NEGLECT

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• Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim

• 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12

• 29% are age 12-17

• 44% are under age 18

• 80% are under age 30

• 12-34 are the highest risk years

• Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault

• 7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused

• 3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused

 

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References:

National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey. 1998.
U.S. Department of Justice. 2003 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2003.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sex Offenses and Offenders. 1997.
1998 Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls. 1998.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. 1995 Child Maltreatment Survey. 1995.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2000 Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement. 2000.
U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. American Indians and Crime. 1992-2002.
World Health Organization. 2002.
U.S. Department of Justice. 2012 National Crime Victimization Survey. 2012.
R.A.I.N.N. RAPE ABUSE INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK

 

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