Child abuse happens
in every community

the Issue

ONE in TEN children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.

Think about that for a minute. That means 10% of all children will be affected by child sexual abuse before they turn 18. And only about 12% of all child abuse cases are actually reported, so this number is most likely much higher than this.

Child sexual abuse can occur anywhere. It happens regardless of socio-economic status, race, religion, education – and it happens in places like homes, neighborhoods, schools, and youth sports environments, but it also occurs online, such as child pornography or communicating in a sexual manner by phone or internet.


Of children who are sexually abused, 20% are abused before age 8 .

1 %
of all children

will be sexually abused
before their 18th birthday


number of new child clients we served last year

1 %
of child abuse cases

are actually reported, which means 88% of children being abused
still need our help

1 %
of children

know their abuser

years old

average age for reported abuse cases

1 %
of youth ages 10-17

receive sexual solicitations or are approached online

It is estimated that 60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell anyone.

What can you do?

Learn the Facts

Do you know how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to child abuse?

Understand the truth about child abuse and how it impacts your community. No county in Tennessee is immune from this.

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