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Facts and Stats

Child Sexual Abuse Facts and Stats – this section contains statistics and facts on child sexual abuse, sourced from the most recent national and international research and compiled by Bravehearts’ Research Team. Every effort has been made to ensure complete references have been provided.

The content of this section is updated every six months.

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Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse

Nature of Child Sexual Abuse: Risk Factors & Dynamics

Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse

Harmful Sexual Behaviour (Peer Instigated Abuse)

Child Sex Offenders

Convicting, Treating and Managing Child Sex Offenders

Child Sexual Abuse & Religious Organisations

The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse

Therapeutic Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Costs of Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention and Education

Community Views of Child Sexual Abuse

Online Risks, Child Exploitation and Grooming

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