Types of perpetrators reported to
Survivor Connections through 1997

Since 1993, Survivor Connections has tracked rape, incest, sexual assault, and child molestation reports from survivors - or from their supportive, non-offender parents or other relatives.

The statistics below are derived from only those people who chose to identify themselves to us. The privacy and right to confidentiality of all callers and correspondents are strictly maintained.

The figures point out the variety of occupations of sexual predators in positions of trust and power.

Clergy -non-RC priests

217

Date rapist*

4

Doctors, medical

48

Foster home/orphanage*

9

Incest

704

Law enforcement

15

Neighbors/family friends

199

Older child*

4

Priests, RC

994

Ritual abuse

136

Strangers

22

Teachers

79

Therapist/counselors

77

Youth leaders

72

Unknown, other type perp

364

* denotes a newer category.

Contact has mostly come to us from all 50 of the USA states, but also from survivors from Australia, Canada, Finland, France, India, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad, and the United Kingdom.

The statistics above are incomplete. They reflect data through December 1997.

Some survivors report sexual abuse by more than one type of perpetrator.
Some choose not to disclose anything at all about their abuser.
Other survivors remain anonymous.

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