Statistics

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National Statistics  –  (Data source: Darkness to Light)

  • 1 out of 10 children experience child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
  • 90% of children are abused by people they know. Only 10% are abused by strangers.
  • About 75% of child pornography victims are living at home when they are photographed. Parents are often responsible.
  • Only 1 in 10 child victims reports the abuse.

Gingerbread House Statistics

Number of Children receiving Forensic Interviews, Multidisciplinary Investigations, and Family Advocacy Services:

  • 1998-2000 – 213girl with head on hands
  • 2000 – 211
  • 2001 – 294
  • 2002 – 384
  • 2003 – 527
  • 2004 – 641
  • 2005 – 555
  • 2006 – 462
  • 2007 – 515
  • 2008 – 550
  • 2009 – 545
  • 2010 – 574
  • 2011 – 785
  • 2012 – 727
  • 2013 – 538
  • 2014 – 649
  • 2015 – 749
  • 2016 – 766

Number of Child Victims (& their Non-offending Caregivers) receiving Counseling Services:

  • 2003 – 155
  • 2004 – 183
  • 2005 – 172
  • 2006 – 181
  • 2007 – 206
  • 2008 – 209
  • 2009 – 241
  • 2010 – 277
  • 2011 – 297
  • 2012 – 246
  • 2013 – 254
  • 2014 – 231
  • 2015 – 202
  • 2016 – 207

Number of Educational Outreach Activities and Persons Impacted:

  • 2003 – 93 events:  2,043+ children & adults
  • 2004 – 133 events:  3,471+ children & adults
  • 2005 – 130 events:  3,549+ children & adults
  • 2006 – 165 events:  5,570+ children & adults
  • 2007 – 177 events:  6,951+ children & adults
  • 2008 – 208 events:  7,620+ children & adults
  • 2009 – 197 events:  6,653 children & adults
  • 2010 – 253 events:  10,482 children & adults
  • 2011 – 250 events:  10,672 children & adults
  • 2012 – 225 events:  6,903 children & adults
  • 2013 –  210 events:  7,728 children & adults
  • 2014 –  241 events:  18,724 children & adults
  • 2015 – 303 events: 21,524 children & adults
  • 2016 – 367 events: 23,208 children & adults