Sexual Abuse By The Numbers – Top 5 Countries

The following statistics where compiled from an article in International Business Times out of the UK by .

South Africa

One child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, according to a 2009 report by trade union Solidarity Helping Hand.

India

In its 2013 report India’s Hell Holes: Child Sexual Assault in Juvenile Justice Homes, stated that more than 48,000 child rape cases were recorded from 2001 to 2011 and that India saw an increase of 336% of child rape cases from 2001 (2,113 cases) to 2011 (7,112 cases).

According to a 2007 study by the Indian Government 53% of children – boys and girls equally – were victims of sexual abuse.

Zimbabwe

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said “ relatives commit most juvenile rape cases,”. Nearly 30,000 boys and girls who’d been abused in the previous four years

United Kingdom

In 2012/13, there were 18,915 sexual crimes against children under 16 recorded in England and Wales, according to the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), one in 20 children (4.8%) have experienced contact sexual abuse and over 90% of children who experienced sexual abuse, were abused by someone they know,

United States

“Even if the true prevalence of child sexual abuse is not known, most will agree that there will be 500,000 babies born in the US this year that will be sexually abused before they turn 18 if we do not prevent it,” according to the Children Assessment Centre (CAC).

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 16% of young people aged 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized in that year, and over the course of their lifetime, 28% of young people in the US, aged 14 to 17, had been sexually victimized.

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T.A.

1 Response
  1. Phil

    So sad to read these numbers. It is something that is happening to these children and it needs to be thought that it is not noral berore some of these kids go from victim to pedophile. Alot needs to be done so victims don’t grow up to think that is normal way of treating another person.

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