What percent of adults have sexually abused a minor?
February 4, 2014 12:57 PM Subscribe
There's a lot of statistics online about how many children are sexually abused, but not much about how many adults are doing the abusing. I did read one article that mentioned in passing that about 1 in 20 men and 1 in 3300 women have sexually abused a child, but I think that was referring to only prepubescent children, not minors in general. The article was pretty old too, and there was no source for where they got that information. If anyone knows where I can find a reliable statistic regarding the percent of adults that sexually abuse children then I would appreciate it.
posted by sam_harms to Science & Nature (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Also, if this info is actually quite easy to find online, then any advice on how to use search engines more effectively would be appreciated.