New Research: 1 in 14 Adults Sexually Abused As A child


This makes sad, bad reading that can only hint at the suffering caused to the victims.

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The ONS’s Crime Survey For England and Wales has for the first time included in depth data relating to child sexual abuse.

The Survey, which was published last month, tells us:

  • 11% of women and 3% of men said they were sexually assaulted during their childhood
  • 567,000 females aged between 16 and 59, suffered sexual assault by rape or penetration, as minors
  • 102,000 males aged between 16 and 59, suffered sexual assault by rape or penetration, as minors
  • Women were significantly more likely to report they had been an abuse victim than men
  • Individuals blamed for psychological or physical abuse were most likely to be the person’s parents
  • Rape and penetration attack survivors said the most likely attacker was a friend or acquaintance (30%) or other family member (26%)
  • 3 out of 4 victims of  sexual assault said they did not report what happened at the time. The most common reason…

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