Child Sexual Abuse Statistics

Prevalence Rate | Disclosure Research | Prevalence Research | Consequences | References | All Statistics and References

The facts are shocking. Key statistics answering the following questions: What is the prevalence of child sexual abuse? What puts a child at risk? What are the consequences?View, print and download our PDF's to learn more about child sexual abuse.

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All Statistics and References


Learn all the statistics including facts on the magnitude of the problem, perpetrators, circumstances, risk factors, consequences, reporting and signs of abuse.





The Magnitude

of the Problem


Child sexual abuse is far more prevalent than people realize. Find out how big the problem really is.


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


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of Abuse


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


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


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of Abuse


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


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Facts on


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


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Signs of


Do you know what to do if you suspect or discover child sexual abuse? Learn the facts about signs of abuse that will help you identify when to report.


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Learn more about child sexual abuse in India. Read the Indian Ministry of Women and Child Development "Study on Child Abuse: 2007"