Child Abuse makes Children more vulnerable to sexual exploitation. More than 90% of children who are commercially sexually exploited have been sexually abused in the past.
81% of child sexual abuse incidents for all ages occur in the one-predator/one-child circumstances. Six to 11- year old children are most likely (23%) to be abused in multiple-victim circumstances.
Age is a significant factor in sexual abuse. While there is risk for children of all ages, children are most vulnerable to abuse between the ages of seven to 13.
Adolescents were 2 to 3 times more likely to have an alcohol use/dependence problems than non-victims.
Adolescents that reported victimization (sexual abuse or physical abuse) were twice as likely to be arrested than their non abused peers.
45% of pregnant teens report a history of child sexual abuse.
Sexually abused children were nearly twice as likely to run away from home.
Male adult child sexual abuse survivors, more than 70% seek psychological treatment for issues such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and attempts.
Pedophilic offenders often start offending at an early age, and often have a large number of victims (frequently not family members)
Females are 5 times more likely to be abused than males.
FROM NATIONAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
As many as 1 in 7 runaways reported to the national center for missing and exploited children likely became victims of sex trafficking
78% of children in child pornography were under 12 years old and 63% of those were under 8 yrs old. *0% were girls, 10% boys.
– From THORN.
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they are 18.
30% of women were between 11 and 17 at the time of their first completed rape.
27.8% of men were are 10 or younger at the time of their first completed rape.
96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults.
34% of people who sexually abuse children are family members of the child.
The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12-14 years old, and the average age at which boys fist become victims of prostitution is 11-13 years old.
Only 12% of child abuse is reported to the authorities.
We at Stop Trafficking US are commited to educating people on this epidemic, to creating awareness, to STOP the sexual abuse and trafficking of children!