Statistics that Demand a Response
- 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
- Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults, including those on adults, occur to children ages 17 and under.
- Approximately 20% of the victims of sexual abuse are under the age of 8.
- The American Cancer Society estimates there are 12 million cancer survivors in the US. There are over 39 million survivors of sexual abuse.
Most child victims never tell.