What are the Consequences of Abuse

Emotional and mental health problems are often the first consequence and sign of child sexual abuse.

A History of Child Sexual Abuse Increases the Chance of Dropping Out of School

How Big is the Problem?

Child sexual abuse is far more prevalent than people realize.

One in ten children will be sexually abused before age eighteen

Those who molest children look and act just like everyone else. Abusers can be neighbors, friends, and family members.

90% of victims know their abuser

What are the Circumstances of Abuse?

Child sexual abuse takes place under specific, often surprising circumstances.

One in seven incidents of child sexual abuse perpertrated by juveniles occurs on school days

What are the Risk Factors?

While no child is immune, there are child and family characteristics that can heighten the risk of sexual abuse.

20% are abused before the age of 8

Facts on Reporting

Only about one-third of child sexual abuse incidents are identified and even fewer are reported.

Only 4-8% of Child Sexual Abuse Reports are Fabricated

All Statistics

All the statistics are available together below.