The Statistics

  • It is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
  • It is estimated that only 1 in 10 will ever tell someone about their abuse.
  • More than 90% of child victims are abused by someone they know and trust. In Central Texas 98% of child victims are abused by someone they love and trust.
  • Almost one million reports of child abuse are confirmed each year in the U.S.
  • A National Call to Action states that the rate of child abuse is ten times the rate of cancer.
  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today
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To have even a single child victimized by abuse is too many! If we don't protect our children, who will? Report suspected child abuse to 1-800-252-5400 or 911.