Statistics


Statistics

A great deal of attention has been paid recently by clinicians and researchers to various form of child victimization. These studies, however, have tended to focus on one or a small number of types of victimization. This is a problem for a number of reasons: It does not show a full picture of the victimizations that young people experience, instead focusing on one or more while excluding may others; it fails to show the interrelations between types of victimizations; and research has tended to focus on older juveniles (teens and occasionally grade-schoolers), thus neglecting the earlier years that would give a true picture of the arc of child victimization.

CCRC researchers conducted the Developmental Victimization Survey to gather data on a range of victimizations from birth until adulthood over the course of one year. Among the findings were:

Source: Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R.K., Turner, H.A., & Hamby, S.L. (2005). The victimization of children and youth: A comprehensive, national survey. Child Maltreatment, 10(1), 5-25.