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The Economic Impact of Child Sexual Abuse

What Are the Costs Your Community?

As a tax-payer you'll be shocked to find out. In the U.S. reported cases of child sexual abuse represent the second most expensive victim crime behind murder, costing the U.S. billions annually.*

It's simple, enter the population of your community and click 'Find Out Costs' to discover the estimated short and long term costs of child sexual abuse in your community.


The economic impact of child sexual abuse in your community is:

Immediate Economic Impact:
Long Term Economic Impact**:

U.S. Census Bureau web site

*Fang, X., Brown, D., Florence, C., Mercy, J. (2012) The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevent.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 36:2,156-165

**Figure represents present value of the lifetime costs