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STATISTICS and LONG TERM EFFECTS of CHILD SEX ABUSE

STATISTICS and LONG TERM EFFECTS of CHILD SEX ABUSE

Child Abuse - Statistics, Research, and Resources - by Jim Hopper, Ph.D.
(Jim Hopper is Research Fellow in Psychology, Dept of Psychiatry, Behavioral Psychoparmacoogy Research Laboratory. Neuroimaging Center, McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School.)


Child Assault Facts
The following is reprinted
from National Child Assault
Prevention Project

  • Over 80% of abuse cases involve a parent or step-parent.
  • Almost 50% of abused children are between the ages of 5-11.
  • Offenders come from all occupations and socio-economic groups.
  • 1/4 of all girls are sexually assaulted before reaching the age of 18.
  • Over 90% of abuse is by someone children know & trust.
  • 50-80% of all sexual abuse goes unreported.















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