Sexual Abuse Statistics
Since that time, women in staggering numbers have sought help to deal with their childhood sexual abuse horrors. Men are only beginning to disclose that they too were victims of sexual abuse as children.
Families have been forced to confront the fact that people they know, love and trust have committed incestual acts.
Professionals are just beginning to understand the ramifications this childhood sexual abuse has on the victims.
As a society, we all pay dearly for the victimization of our children and youth; and I'm not just referring to the physical and mental health consequences of these young people. Sexual abuse is a significant component of the history behind:
Canadian Sexual Abuse Statistics:
Another sexual abuse statistics study revealed that young women who had not participated in a school abuse prevention program in childhood were about twice as likely to have experienced child sexual abuse as those who had participated in a prevention program (Gibson & Leitenberg, 2000, pp.1115-11252).
Child and youth victims who were sexually assaulted by family members were on average 9 years old compared to 12 years old for victims of non-family members (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, 20023).
A sexual abuse statistics study done on female prisoners showed that 80% were victims of childhood physical or sexual abuse (Conference on Child Victimization & Child Offending, 20004).
In 30% of 30 occurrences studies, victims of sexual abuse were members of stable, intact families (B.C. Institute Against Family Violence, 2001, p.35).
Cases of sexual abuse have a higher proportion of multiple abusers than do other abuses (Statistics Canada, 1994, p. 786).
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|Sexual Abuse Definition||Male Victims|
|Sexual Abuse Signs||Female Victims|
|Sexual Abuse Effects||Victims with Disability|
|Sexual Abuse Statistics||Sexual Abuse Disclosures|
|Child Abuse Statistics||Sexual Abuse|
|Emotional Abuse Statistics||Sexual Abuse Definition|
|Physical Abuse Statistics||Sexual Abuse Effects|
|Child Neglect Statistics||Sexual Abuse Victims|
|Sexual Abuse Statistics||Male Victims|
|History of Abuse||Female Victims|
|Emotional Abuse Types||Victims with Disability|
|Emotional Abuse Signs||Sexual Abuse Disclosures|
|Emotional Abuse Effects||Male Sex Offenders|
|Bullying||Female Sex Offenders|
|Physical Abuse Signs||Child Sex Offenders|
|Abuse & Discipline||Adolescent Sex Offenders|
|Physical Abuse Effects||Incestuous Sex Offenders|
|Child Neglect||Internet Sex Offenders|
|Child Neglect Signs||Abuse Intervention|
|Child Neglect Effects||Abuse Prevention|
|Poverty & Child Neglect|
|Abuse Headlines||History of Abuse|
|Sexual Abuse Signs||Child Abuse Stats|
|Sexual Abuse Effects||Emotional Abuse|
|Sexual Abuse Stats||Emotional Abuse Types|
|Sexual Abuse Victims||Emotional Abuse Signs|
|Male Victims||Emotional Abuse Effects|
|Victims w/ Disability||Emotional Abuse Stats|
|Sexual Abuse Disclosures||Physical Abuse|
|Sex Offenders||Physical Abuse Signs|
|Male Sex Offenders||Abuse & Discipline|
|Female Sex Offenders||Physical Abuse Effects|
|Child Sex Offenders||Physical Abuse Stats|
|Adolescent Sex Offenders||Child Neglect|
|Incestuous Sex Offenders||Child Neglect Signs|
|Internet Sex Offenders||Child Neglect Effects|
|Child Abuse Law||Child Neglect Stats|
|Age of Majority||Poverty & Neglect|
|Duty to Report||Sexual Abuse|
|Abuse Intervention||Sexual Abuse Defined|
Sexual Abuse Statistics
NOTE: Information pages on this site were based on material from the Canadian Red Cross RespectED Training Program. Written permission was obtained to use their copyrighted material on this site.
1 Trocme, N., & Wolfe, D. (2001). Child maltreatment in Canada: Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect: Selected results. Ottawa: National Clearinghouse of Family Violence, Health Canada.
2 Gibson, L. & Leitenberg, H. (2000). Child sexual abuse prevention programs: Do they decrease the occurrence of child sexual abuse? Child Abuse and Neglect, 24(9), 1115-1125.
3 Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. (2002). Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile 2002. Catalogue no. 85-224-XIE. Ottawa: Government of Canada.
4 Conference on Child Victimization & Child Offending. (2000). Working together for children: Protection and prevention data needs for timely intervention. Paper presented in Toronto, Ontario.
5 B.C. Institute Against Family Violence. (2001). Multiple victim child sexual abuse. Child Maltreatment, 7(3).
6 Statistics Canada. (1994). Family Violence in Canada. Ottawa: Government of Canada.
7 Alliance of Five Research Centres on Violence. (1999, December). Violence prevention and the girl child: Final report. Retrieved January, 2000, from http://www.unb.ca/departs/arts/CFVR/girl.html
8 Kingsley, C. & Mark, M. (2000). Sacred lives: Canadian Aboriginal children and youth speak out about sexual exploitation. Canada: Save the Children Canada.
9 Woodward, J. (2000, September 22). Lawsuits could close churches. The Calgary Herald.