Child Abuse Facts & Statistics
Every eight minutes, a child is sexually abused in the United States. Statistics prove the aftermath of abuse can be damaging. 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Only 10% of victims of child sexual abuse ever disclose their story out of fear, shame or guilt because 90% of offenders are someone they know, love and trust. The effects of undisclosed abuse lead to severe life-altering consequences.