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    Stop the Silence

    Stop the Silence at stopthesilence.org is helping to establish and promote Lamplighter survivor groups in collaboration with The Lamplighter Movement.

     

    The Lamplighter Movement salutes the work of
    Ark of Hope and their statistics

    Sexual Abuse

    • Child rape occurs every two minutes
    • 1 in 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age 17
    • 1 in 6 boys will be sexually molested before the age 17 (1 in 5 in Canada)
    • A sex offender will molest an average of 120 victims, most of whom do not report it
    • 90% of molesters abuse children they know
    • Oftentimes, a sexually abused child is abused in other ways

    Overall U.S. child abuse statistics

    • Every 10 seconds a child is abused or raped
    • 3.3 million child abuse reports in 2010
    • For every report 2 more go unreported = many millions abused annually
    • 61,000 reports to Child Protective services per week = 6 per minute
    • Of 1.5 million runaways 85% are fleeing some form of abuse
    • Only 10% of abusers do not know their abuser well
    • Abuse victims = about 48% male, 52% female
    • Every race and religion sees child abuse

     

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