Children and Teens: Statistics

Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. One in nine girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult. 

Campus Sexual Violence: Statistics

College-age women, ages 18-24, are at an elevated risk of sexual violence. 


Key Terms and Phrases

As a member of the media, you may have questions about which terms to use when discussing sexual violence. 

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