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Does sexual abuse affect 20% of children?

2021-01-22T07:13:40.047Z

VERIFICATION - This is the figure put forward by victims' associations in France. THE QUESTION . This is a staggering figure: one in five children is the victim of sexual violence in France. "Concretely, it is between 3 and 5 children per class, in each school!" , the associations are alarmed. But where do these statistics come from? Read also: Could we make sex crimes imprescriptible? CHECKS . According to a study by the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), carr



THE QUESTION

. This is a staggering figure: one in five children is the victim of sexual violence in France.

"Concretely, it is between 3 and 5 children per class, in each school!"

, the associations are alarmed.

But where do these statistics come from?

Read also:

Could we make sex crimes imprescriptible?

CHECKS

.

According to a study by the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED), carried out on a sample of more than 27,000 women and men in 2015, 15.3% of adults today say they have suffered violence during childhood .

But not only sexual: it can also be psychological or physical violence.

Half of the rapes of minors are committed by other minors, affirms for its part the National Observatory of delinquency and penal responses.

At Stop Sexual Violence (SVS), it is emphasized that

"these studies do not question minors"

and that

"this institutional blindness to violence against children contributes to the omerta"

.

“The only study carried out on minors,

affirms the association,

was

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Source: lefigaro

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