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Statistics

What You Don't Know Can Hurt Me

Over 800 child abuse reports are investigated in White County a year.
Over 400 different children receive services at the Child Safety Center of White County each year.
Over 4,500 children receive services from an Arkansas Child Advocacy Center every year.
Other Statistics
  • 1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18.

  • 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18.

  • Child abuse is growing at 10 times the rate of cancer.

  • Before a girl comes forward her perpetrator may have victimized 20 other children.

  • Before a boy comes forward his perpetrator may have victimized 120 other children.

  • Only 10% of abused children ever tell anyone.

  • 1 in 3 child victims will eventually victimize someone else.

  • 95% of child abuse victims know their perpetrator.

  • Serial child molesters may have over 400 victims in their lifetime.

  • 1 out of 4 teenage girls will contract an STD.

Child Abuse Is:
  • 19 times more common than mental retardation

  • 30 times more common than autism

  • 75 times more common than childhood cancer