Statistics

Experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays.
Source: Darkness to Light
 
Only 5% of sexual abuse is perpetrated by a stranger. 
 
Persons with disabilities were victims of about 47,000 rapes, 79,000 robberies, 114,000 aggravated assaults, and 476,000 simple assaults.
Source:  U.S. Department of Justice. Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2007
 
1 to 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been abused by someone on whom they depend for care.
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
 
 There are nearly 6 million cases of elder abuse every year. That’s approximately one case every five seconds.
Source: Edler Abuse Daily
 
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