Not all sexual stats are fun. Sometimes, we have to get heavy here. Child sexual abuse is never a easy topic for anyone, but it’s useful to know the facts to stop and prevent it.
All numbers from the National Sex Offender Public Website stats page:
Ratio of girls sexually abused before age 18: 1 in 4
Ratio of boys sexually abused before age 18: 1 in 6
Victims ages 12-14: 26%
Victims ages 9 and younger: 34%
Percentage of female juvenile victims: 82%
Percentage of sexual assaults that occur between the ages of 12-17: 35.8%
Approximate number of U.S. adolescent victims: 1.8M
If you’re a victim of sexual abuse, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE. Your call is anonymous, confidential and free of charge. For more details on how to help a victim, visit Help and Support for Victims.