1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men stated that they have experienced sexual abuse as a child!
14% percent of all child and adolescent sexual abuse victims are male. 20% of sexual abuse of boys involves female perpetrators.
66% of all sexual assault victims reported that they had been 18 years old or younger at the time they were victimized. In 95% of the cases the offender was either a relative or an acquaintance such as babysitter, family friend etc.
Many African Americans believe child sexual abuse is more common among white people. But statistics show that African Americans experience sexual victimization as children almost at the same rate.
African-American women are more reluctant to report cases of child sexual abuse to authorities than white women. Distrust of the police and institutions lead them to keep sexual abuse cases family business.
Among African Americans, homophobia perpetuates the denial of sexual abuse of boys.
Abuse is more likely to be reported among low-income families.
African American women reported that they were being more severely abused and greater force was used. They also suffer from greater long-term effects and more negative life experiences from sexual abuse than white women and they develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance and drug abuse etc.
23 percent of all sex offenders are adolescents. Experts say young abusers are more responsive to treatment than adults.
Child sex offenders seem to victimize more often than other sexual offenders. Seventy percent of perpetrators had between one and nine victims and 23 percent had victimized between 10 and as many as 40 children.
Child sexual abusers isolation, manipulations to target and control and silence their victims.