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the hard truth about a hard subject
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser - 30% are family members, 60% are known and trusted by the family.
2007 and 2012 Studies
An estimated 1 in 10 students will experience school employee sexual misconduct by the time they graduate from high school.
Department of Justice Report (2017 report from 2004 data)
2017 Bucks County Child Protective Services Report
There were over 1,400 reported cases of child abuse in Bucks County in 2017, 25% of them being sexual abuse. Note that the low rate of "founded" cases highlights the difficulty in investigating and proving abuse involving children. It doesn't mean it's not happening.
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