Child Abuse Information
In 2012, 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 five 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.