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The Shocking Statistics that Abuse Leaves In It's Wake

Abuse leaves behind it’s wake damage and destruction.  It also leaves behind the stuff that scientific, mathematical and psychological studies are made of.  Hopefully the people who research and study the results can use those same statistics in ways that will help the objects of their studies. 

The Statistics and Results that have been found are shocking and Leads us to believe that Something Must Be Done.

Terminology:
PREVALENCE is the percentage of the population that is affected by child sexual abuse; the general existence of child sexual abuse.

The statistics are shocking, with an estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse existing in America today.

Unfortunately, the worst abuse occurs within the walls of their own homes, where children are at risk for sexual abuse, as only 10% of children are actually abused by strangers.

Sexual abuse can occur at all ages, and much occurs at ages much younger than you think or could ever imagine.

Most children don't tell even if they have been asked, and only .050 (½%) will fabricate an experience of childhood sexual abuse.

The Families and children are affected and suffer the consequences of child sexual immediately. These consequences also affect society in innumerable and negative ways. These effects can continue throughout the life of the survivor so the impact on society for just one survivor continues over multiple decades. Try to imagine the impact of 39 million survivors.

Health and/or Behavioral Problems:

Drug and/or Alcohol Problems:


Teenage Pregnancy and Promiscuity:

Crime:

Most perpetrators don't molest only one child if they are not reported and stopped.

These statistics are according to http://www.darkness2light.org/KnowAbout/statistics_2.asp


SHOCKING, YES? 
ANYONE WHO RE-OFFENDS NEEDS TO BE LOCKED AWAY FOR LIFE.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE MANY LAWS ABOUT THIS TOPIC THAT NEED TO CHANGE.
IT’S TIME TO SHOW THESE STATISTICS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW, TO YOUR STATE AND COUNTRY LEGISLATORS AND ASK FOR STRICTER LAWS.


Rika B.

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