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Local Statistics for Relationships between Victims and Suspects

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported 129 child sexual abuse cases in 2007 and 2008. In those cases, 94 percent of the victims knew their perpetrators.

National vs. Local Statistics on Relationships Between Victims and Suspects

Local cases somewhat mirror national trends in child sexual abuse. The national statistics come from a July 2000 U.S. Department of Justice report based on almost 61,000 reported incidents of child sexual abuse between 1991 and 1996.

 

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