Advertisement

How common is sexual abuse in teens?

According to Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) and The Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 1 out of 5 boys and 1 out of 3 girls will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday. Of those assaults, 34.3% were family members, 58.7% were acquaintances and only 7% were strangers. So, the vast majority of sexual assaults occur with people the teen knows and trusts.

Sources

http://www.rainn.org/

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/

Continue Learning about Your Mind

What is bipolar disorder in teens?
Sheri Van DijkSheri Van Dijk
Bipolar disorder in teens can be a little harder to distinguish than in adults, because many of the ...
More Answers
How can I practice mindfulness as a busy teen?
Sheri Van DijkSheri Van Dijk
There are many benefits to mindfulness (including increasing your enjoyment of life;increasing your ...
More Answers
Why Is It Important to Trust My Intuition When It Comes to My Health?
Why Is It Important to Trust My Intuition When It Comes to My Health?
How Can I Develop My Intuition?
How Can I Develop My Intuition?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.