Sexual predating statistics
This same study found that up to 16% of boys are molested before they turn 18 years old. Russell also discovered that only 5% of child sexual abuse had been reported to law enforcement. Salter revealed that her own interviews of sexual offenders found them admitting to having perpetrated between victims.She also writes that every offender she interviewed had been previously reported by children, and the reports were ignored.Perception of Internet danger has been heightened thanks to the TV show "To Catch a Predator" and inaccurate reports stating that "one in five children have been sexually solicited by a predator." That statistic is a misquote from a 2000 study by the Crimes Against Children Research Center.The data (which, based on a 2005 follow-up study, was revised to one in seven) is based on a survey that asked teens if they had in the last year received an unwanted sexual solicitation.Two years ago, Lara Stemple, Director of UCLA’s Health and Human Rights Law Project, came upon a statistic that surprised her: In incidents of sexual violence reported to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 38 percent of victims were men––a figure much higher than in prior surveys.Intrigued, she began to investigate: Was sexual violence against men more common than previously thought? For years, the FBI definition of rape was gendered, requiring “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” But a recent redefinition focused instead on forced penetration with no mention of gender.Spending more time online allows children to become more vulnerable to sexual predators, sexual offenses, and cyberbullying, which is in addition to leaving less time for family outings, television, and getting physical activity outside with friends or sports teams.
It found that over their lifetime, women were vastly more likely to experience abuse perpetrated by men, as were male victims who were penetrated without their consent.
In 2007, 6,552 people were killed in auto accidents involving young drivers (16-20), according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.