Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Global Statistics on Child Sexual Abuse (Updated 2/2/16)

New calculations reveal that there are roughly between 
667 and 66,700 children being sexually abused
 at this very moment. 6 out of 7 of them are girls.

These are the statistics I used to estimate the number and frequency of child sexual abuses that occur globally and that I used in my title post "Save A Child from Sexual Abuse by 3:15 PM".

The rates of child sex abuse of 20% for girls and 8% for boys came from Journalist's Resource website. They are also the numbers most frequently used elsewhere, although many organizations are using 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 for girls. But these are just the starting numbers.

    134,000,000 Annual births globally (Wikipedia)
 2,267,280,000 babies born in 18 years (less 6% mortality rate)
 1,133,640,000 girls
 1,133,640,000   boys
    226,728,000 girls sexually abused by 18 (20%)
      90,691,200 boys sexually abused by 18 (8%)
    317,419,200 children sexually abused by 18 (=14%)

      12,596,000 girls abused annually
        5,038,400   boys abused annually
      17,634,400  children abused annually

             34,510 girls abused daily
             13,804 boys abused daily
             48,313 children abused daily

               2,013 children abused hourly

                   34 children abused every minute                      1 child every 2 seconds

But wait a minute, it gets worse

There are a few problems with the above stats, starting with having left out Child Brides and victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), which, in my opinion qualifies as a child sex crime, especially since most are performed before puberty. Child Brides often have their marriages consummated at the age of 8 years, resulting of 10 years of Child Sex Abuse (CSA).

There are 130,000,000 women alive today who have had FGM (Wikipedia & WHO). The UN now says that number is 200 million.

The average life expectancy for a woman born in the countries where FGM is popular is much lower than in the rest of the world, frequently below 60 years. But let's be generous and call it 70. So, 200m divided by 70 = 3 million, That's how many FGMs are performed each year.

There are 40,000 child brides every day (National Geographic). That equals 14,600,000 child brides per year. Most are 15 years or older, but 7,600 per day, or 2,774,000 per year are under 15 years. If we use 16 years as the average age, that means those children are sexually abused for 1 to 2 years, before they turn 18. Many are likely still abused after 18 but they no longer count as children.

Now, if we add the 3m FGM and the 14.6m child brides to the 12.6m sexually abused girls we get:

      30,000,000  girls abused annually (rounded)
        5,000,000    boys abused annually
      35,000,000  children abused annually (rounded)

             82,300  girls abused daily
             13,700  boys abused daily
             96,000  children abused daily

               4,000  children abused hourly

                    67    children every minute

                    1.1 child every second

And still worse

The above, however, reflect only the number of children who are sexually abused. It does not reflect the number of child sexual assaults because of repeated abuse of most victims.

The majority of victims (80%) are repeatedly assaulted. Many of them thousands of times like underage prostitutes whether voluntary or forced, and child brides. In one recent story a girl who had been trafficked in Mexico claimed she had been raped 43,200 times.

I have no idea what the average would be but if it were:

Avg # CSA There would be
    10                  6,300,000,000 sexual abuses of children every 18 years
    25                15,800,000,000 These numbers are Billions, with a B.
  100                63,000,000,000
    10                     350,500,000 events of child sexual abuse annually
    25                     875,000,000 These numbers are billions
  100                  3,515,800,000
    10                            960,000 events of child sexual abuse daily
    25                         2,400,000
  100                         9,600,000
    10                              40,000 events of child sexual abuse hourly
    25                            100,000
  100                            400,000
    10                                   667 events of child sexual abuse every minute
    25                                1,667
  100                                6,669

And, would you believe, even worse still

One more point, these are just the number of abuses that begin. I don't know how long the average child sex abuse episode lasts, but if we assume it's so many minutes:

Minutes There would be
      1                     667
      3                  2,000
      5                  3,333   children sexually abused each minute
    10                  6,667   if average # of abuses per child = 10
      1                  1,667
      3                  5,000
      5                  8,000         # of children being sexually abused each minute
    10                16,000         if average # of abuses per child = 25

      1                  6,667
      3                20,000
      5                33,000          # of children sexually abused each minute
    10                67,000          if average # of abuses per child = 100

In summary, at the very least, 667 children are being sexually abused right now.

At the very worst, as many as 67,000 children may be being abused right now. 

The real number is somewhere between those.

Also, when you include FGM and child brides, as we should, then 6 girls are sexually abused for each boy. The insanity has to stop!

Obviously, the numbers are hardly believable, yet, there they are. We must pray for these children. Please commit to praying for at least one child per day. See my 3:15 PM prayer model, please.

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