Refer to the following information about sexual abuse and human trafficking cited from trusted organizations.
The following information is cited from the National Center for the Victims of Crimes.
1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.
Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident.
During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
Children are most vulnerable to CSA between the ages of 7 and 13.
According to a 2003 National Institute of Justice report, 3 out of 4 adolescents who have been sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well (page 5).
A Bureau of Justice Statistics report shows 1.6 % (sixteen out of one thousand) of children between the ages of 12-17 were victims of rape/sexual assault (page 18).
The following information is cited from the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW).
In a 2012 maltreatment report, of the victims who were sexually abused, 26% were in the age group of 12–14 years and 34% were younger than 9 years.
Approximately 1.8 million adolescents in the United States have been the victims of sexual assault.
Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
35.8% of sexual assaults occur when the victim is between the ages of 12 and 17.
82% of all juvenile victims are female.
69% of the teen sexual assaults reported to law enforcement occurred in the residence of the victim, the offender, or another individual.
Teens 16 to 19 years of age were 3 ½ times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
The following information was produced by the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.