Sexual Abuse Statistics That, Together, We Can Change


  • Three out of four victims of child sexual abuse are female
  • The average sentence given to child molesters is seven years, with most sentences being between three and seven  years
  • As many as 90 percent of sexually abused children know their abuser
  • 23 percent of reported cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by individuals under the age of 18, according to the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Two-thirds of convicted sex offenders were victimized as children
  • By the time they are 16, one in three girls and one in five boys will be a victim of sexual abuse, according to the Kids' Advocacy PlaceBday boy for Sexual Abuse Statistics post