Startling Statistic About Sex Offenders
Raising a child today means having to think about the unthinkable. Parents need to be concerned about drugs, pregnancy, gang violence and countless other dangers.
Nothing is as horrifying, though, as the threat of sex offenders and sexual predators – often living near your own home.
In 2007, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service released a comprehensive study of abused and neglected children in 2006 as reported to law enforcement.1 Among the statistics in that report:
- Of the 905,000 children who were reported to have been neglected or abused in 2006, one in 12 — 8.8 percent, or more than 75,000 children — were sexually abused.
- 8.2 percent of victims between the ages of 4 and 7 were sexually abused.
- Over 16 percent of victims between the ages of 12 and 15 reported being sexually abused.
- Almost 75 percent of the victims were first-time victims (i.e., there were no previous reports that they had been victimized).
Additional information2 is just as disturbing:
- More than 300,000 children are estimated to be victims of sexual abuse every year.
- One in five adults say that they were sexually abused when they were children — and more than 85 percent of them never reported the crime to the authorities.
- In about 90 percent of sexual abuse cases involving children, the perpetrator is someone the child knows and trusts.
Sexual predators aren't likely to introduce themselves as such, even if they're registered sex offenders who move into a home down the street from you. It's therefore your responsibility to take action to protect your kids and your family from any pedophiles and rapists who may be living near your home or your child's school.
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