Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: May 1, 2024 - Last updated: May 1, 2024


Authors: Mallory Lucier-Greer, Kaylee Short, Emily Marie Wright, Catherine Walker O'Neal

Title: Trends in the Annual Incidence Rates of Child Sexual Abuse and Child Maltreatment over the Past 25 Years in the United States

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Journal: Child Abuse Review

Volume: (Published online before print)


Year: 2024 (Published online: April 3, 2024)


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Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | American History: U.S. History | Types: Child Sexual Abuse


Link: Wiley Online Library (Restricted Access)


- Mallory Lucier-Greer, Human Development and Family Science, Auburn University - ORCID

- Catherine Walker O'Neal, , Auburn University

- Kaylee Short, Counseling Psychology, Auburn University
- Emily Marie Wright, Human Development and Family Science, Auburn University -

Abstract: »Experiencing child sexual abuse is associated with increased risk for a range of short- and long-term negative effects. This short report defines and explores the annual incidence rates of child sexual abuse in the United States over 25 years between 1996 and 2021 (the most recent data released) and, comparatively, annual incidence rates of child maltreatment, more generally. A retrospective trend analysis of Child Maltreatment Reports, produced by the Department of Health and Human Services with data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, was conducted to compile and analyse rates of child sexual abuse and child maltreatment over time. In general, the rates of reported child maltreatment and child sexual abuse have declined, on average, since the 1990s. We, then, discuss these trends in connection with research documenting societal and family factors that may have contributed to these declines.« (Source: Child Abuse Review)

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