Category - teen
Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem in fy16 alone, child protective services agencies substantiated, or found strong evidence to indicate that, 57,329 children were victims of sexual abuse. 1 one in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult. While female teenagers are more likely to be sexually abused that male teenagers, cultural, racial and economic factors do not seem to have an effect on the likelihood of becoming a victim of teen sexual abuse. Younger people are at the highest risk of sexual violence with the majority of sexual assault victims being under 30 and 15 of victims being between the age of 12-17 years old. A victim of one incident of teen sexual abuse is likely to experience further sexual abuse. Statistics can help the public better understand crimes of sexual violence and help researches spot trends and patterns. About statistics and research nsvrc does not conduct research, but we share research from a variety of sources including government entities such as the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) and the u. We also share research studies conducted by reputable researchers and institutions throughout the country. Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to teens related to dating violence and sexual assault. This fact sheet describes how common teen sexual assault is, how it relates to dating relationships, the roles drugs and the internet can play in increasing risk, as well as provides tips for staying safe. Warning signs that a teen may be in an abusive relationship it can be challenging for teens, who are new to dating, to recognize that sexual assault and abuse may be part of an abusive relationship. As someone outside of the relationship, you have the potential to notice warning signs that someone may be in abusive relationship or at risk for sexual assault. Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault. 3 those age 65 and older are 92 less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83 less likely than 25-49 year olds. sexual violence (sv) refers to sexual activity when consent in not obtained or not freely given. Sv impacts every community and affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, and ages.