Year of publication / 2023

Prevalence of child sexual abuse across all Australians

Sexual abuse

This infographic summarises the key ACMS findings related to child sexual abuse. It reports data across the whole Australian population of people aged 16-65 and older.

The data show child sexual abuse is prevalent with 28.5% of Australians experiencing some type of sexual abuse.

Suggested citation

We recommend citing the original paper these data come from: Mathews B et al. (2023) The prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia: findings from a national survey. Med J Aust. 218 (6).