Child Abuse Information

In 2013, Child Advocacy Centers in New York State provided services to over 18,500 children and their non-offending family members.   The number of children served in NY’s CACs has increased by over 70% in the past six years.

Did you know that…

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
  • 1 in 5 children is solicited sexually while on the internet.
  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults are on children age 17 and younger.


If you suspect that a child is being abused, don’t stand by in silence. Contact the child abuse hotline at (800) 342-3720 or call your local law enforcement to make a report.