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The Economic Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
What Are the Financial Costs?
As a tax-payer you'll be shocked to find out. The average lifetime cost per victim of child abuse is $210,012* costing the U.S. billions annually.
These expenses are largely paid for by the public sector - the taxpayer.
The costs include:
For more on the impact of child sexual abuse, visit our statistics page.
*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