Each year at least 55,000 victims of sex abuse face behavioural and mental health problems because of a postcode lottery in access to therapy, according to the NSPCC.
Is sex abuse really that prevalent?
Or are we talking about the usual rather expanded definition of whatever it is?
US numbers appear to be lower:
Composition of substantiated child abuse in 2000:
879,000 children were victims of child maltreatment.
Neglect ~ 63%
Physical ~ 19%
Sexual ~ 10%
Psychological ~ 8%
ie, 89,000 in the US, adjust for population, /6, roughly 15,000 in the UK. And that still looks high according to my prejudices. So, anyone got the actual numbers?
Split into what we\’d all agree is sexual abuse of children and whatever is the expanded (I assume) definition being used by the NSPCC?