Victims of Child Sexual Abuse are more prone to commit crimes as well as being more likely to be victims of crime in the future.

Research has shown that victims of Child Sexual Abuse are five times more prone to be charged with criminal offences when compared to others with no childhood sexual abuse history.  Also, victims who have endured severe sexual abuse have a higher propensity to become sexual offenders themselves.

An Australian study conducted on 183 reported cases of Child Sexual Abuse that was followed for six years showed that about 17% of victims had been subjected to sexual abuse again. A similar study in America showed that more than 20% of the victims of Child Sexual Abuse were subjected to subsequent victimization and that the percentage is much higher in the case of female victims.

If you have been the victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse or other serious crime contact Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services for professional assistance on 1800 000 055 or make an enquiry now at www.victimsofcrime.com.au or email: support@victimsofcrime.com.au

 

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