Facts & Statistics

Every eight minutes, a child is sexually abused in the United States. Statistics prove the aftermath of abuse can be damaging. 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Only 10% of victims of child sexual abuse ever disclose their story out of fear, shame or guilt because 90% of offenders are someone they know, love and trust. The effects of undisclosed abuse lead to severe life-altering consequences.

children under 4  victimization rate  psychological effects
 addiction   pornography
 frequency of fatalities sex offenders   developmentally disabled
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Page courtesy of Bivona Child Advocacy Center, Rochester, NY

If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720