The Foundation for Survivors of Abuse partners with other organizations throughout the country to educate people about the effects of sexual abuse.
There is an overwhelming body of research….
Snyder, H. N. (2000). Sexual assault of young children as reported to law enforcement: Victim, incident, and offender 9 characteristics. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Source: David Finkelhor et al, A Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse, Newbury Park: Sage Publications.
- 44% of rapes with penetration occur to children under age 18.
- Victims younger than 12 accounted for 15% of those raped, and another 29% of rape victims were between 12 and 17.
- About 90% of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser.
- Only 10% of sexually abused children are abused by a stranger.
- Approximately 30% of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members.
National Crime Victimization Survey, Statistic calculated by staff at Crimes against Children Research Center. 2002.
Greenfeld, L.A. (1997). Sex Offenses and Offenders An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCJ-163392
Finkelhor, D. (2012). Characteristics of crimes against juveniles. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center.
Whealin, J. (2007-05-22). “Child Sexual Abuse”. National Center for Post – Traumatic Stress Disorder, US Department of Veterans Affairs.