“Courtney and Alexa believe that the best way to encourage children to come forward is to hear from other CHILDREN — their peers — the social group they identify with, whom have also been sexually abused. They strongly believe that if a child had come to their school to share a personal account of abuse, it would have encouraged them to come forward when their own abuse first started.”— Alexa’s Mom
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- Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.(6)
- More than half of sexual assaults go unreported. (6)
- Nearly 70% of child sex offenders have between 1 and 9 victims; at least 20% have 10 to 40 victims. (4)
- An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in his lifetime. (5)
- An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today. (1)
- Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under. (3)
- In 2006, there were 272,350 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assaults according to the 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey (PDF, 235KB
- Like rape, child molestation is one of the most under reported crimes: only 1-10% are ever disclosed. (2)
- Sixty-seven percent of all victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies were juveniles (under the age of 18); 34% of all victims were under age 12. (http://www.cpiu.us/statistics.php)
- Abel, G., Becker, J., Mittelman , M., Cunningham- Rathner, J., Rouleau, J., & Murphy, W. (1987). Self reported sex crimes on non-incarcerated paraphiliacs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2(1), 3-25.
- FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.
- Snyder, H N. (2000). Sexual assault of young children as reported to law enforcement: Victim, incident, and offender characteristics. National Center for Juvenile Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
- Elliott, M., Browne, K., & Kilcoyne, J. (1995). Child sexual abuse prevention: What offenders tell us. Child Abuse & Neglect, 5, 579-594.
- Darkness to Light: http://www.darkness2light.org/KnowAbout/statistics_2.asp
- Rape & Incest National Network (RAINN): http://www.rainn.org/