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The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides a range of information for professionals working with abused children.


Local Level:

  • In 2017, Stearns County Human Services received 2021 reports of child maltreatment.
  • In the same year, Benton County received 775 reports of child maltreatment. Of those, 120 involved an allegation of sexual abuse.

State Level:

  • In 2016, Child Protection agencies in Minnesota received 75,624 reports of child maltreatment. This is a 11% increase in one year (compared to 2015).
  • These reports involved 4,966 victims of child sexual abuse, 16,109 victims of physical abuse, and 24,185 victims of neglect.

National Level:

  • 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by age 18.
  • There are 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States.
  • 90% of abused children know their abuser.



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