• 1 out of every 4 girls is sexually abused
        • 1 out of every 6 boys is sexually abused
        • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet.
        • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.
        • The median age for reported child abuse is 9 years old.
        • 85% of child abuse victims never report their abuse.
        • Nearly 50% of all victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling are children under 12.
        • More than 90% of abusers are people children know, love and trust.
        • 30-40% of victims are abused by a family member.
        • 50% are abused by someone outside of the family whom they know and trust.
        • Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused.
        • Young victims may not recognize their victimization as sexual abuse.
        • Nearly 70% of child sex offenders have between 1 and 9 victims…at least 20% have 10 to 40 victims.
        • An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime.
        • Nearly 50% of women in prison state that they were abused as children.
        • Over 75% of serial rapists report they were sexually abused as youngsters.
        • The way a victim’s family responds to abuse plays an important role in how the incident affects the victim.
        • Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who “tell” and are not believed are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems often lasting into adulthood.
        • Women who report childhood rape are 3 times more likely to become pregnant before age 18.
        • An estimated 60% of teen first pregnancies are preceded by experiences of molestation, rape, or attempted rape. The average age of their offender is 27 years.
        • Victims of child sexual abuse are more likely to be sexually promiscuous.
        • More than 75% of teenage prostitutes have been sexually abused.
        • An estimated 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.