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Statistics on Abuse

-  1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before

    they turn age 18.


-  Children who experience child abuse & neglect are about 9

    times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.

-  Two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse report

    being abused or neglected as children.

-  80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria

    for at least one psychological disorder.

-  Child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational

    levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups.


"The bottom line is, it can happen to anyone – and it happened to me."

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