Statistics

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  • Every 10 seconds in the United States, child abuse is reported

  • The median age for reported abuse is 9 years old
  • 49% of abuse victims are between the ages of 6 and 12
  • 74% of abuse victims are female while 26% are male
  • 4 or more children die each day from child abuse
  • 80% of children killed because of child abuse are under age 4
  • An estimated 50-60% of deaths from child abuse do not list abuse as the cause on death certificates
  • Estrella’s House serves an average of 1,050 victims every year

  • Estrella’s House conducted 893 forensic interviews on children, 159 sexual assault exams and therapy services to 217 children in 2012 alone
  • Estrella’s House gave assistance to 1,234 non-offending family members in 2012
  • Child Protective Services received 398 referrals for abuse in the RGV
  • 80% of persons who are 21 years of age and were abused as children meet at least one of the criteria for a psychological disorder
  • 99% of children who are sexually abused know their abuser

  • 1 in 5 children will be solicited sexually on the internet
  • 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18
  • 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18
  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today

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