Statistics show that 15,000 to 19,000 people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in the United States. 15,000 to 19,000 people! This is an alarming number and I am proud to say that I am someone who is taking a stand against this horrific crime. I am hoping that after you read a few more statistics you will also take steps towards helping those who cannot help themselves.
DID YOU KNOW??
*Among adults who are developmentally disabled, as many as 83% of the females and 32% of the males are the victims of sexual assault.
*15.2% of children who are sexually abused have disabilities.
*Only 3% of sexual abuse cases involving people with develomental disabilities are ever reported.
*88 to 98% of sexual abusers are male and are known by the victim/survivor who has disabilities.
*33% of abusers or acquaintances, 33% are natural or foster family members, and 25% are caregivers or service providers.
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