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  • How many missing and exploited children are there in the United States?
    Missing and exploited children statistics are available from the National Incidence Studies on Missi... Read More
    Last Updated: December 23, 2013

  • How many children are sexually abused in the United States?
    Child sexual abuse statistics are available in the Department of Health and Human Services' annual r... Read More
    Last Updated: December 21, 2012

  • What is the Department of Justice doing to help protect children from online predators?
    In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against child... Read More
    Last Updated: June 4, 2012

  • How do I report child pornography?
    To report child pornography and/or potential cases involving the sexual exploitation of children, co... Read More
    Last Updated: April 2, 2014

  • Are abused children more likely to offend later in life?
    Information on the "cycle of violence" is available in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) publi... Read More
    Last Updated: December 21, 2012

  • Where can I locate statistics about the rate of juvenile prostitution?
    How Many Juveniles are Involved in Prostitution in the U.S.?, a publication produced by the Crimes A... Read More
    Last Updated: April 3, 2014

  • Who is considered a mandatory reporter of child abuse, including child sexual abuse/exploitation?
    Individuals typically designated as mandatory reporters have frequent contact with children and may ... Read More
    Last Updated: April 11, 2013

  • How can I obtain the publication, Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Second Edition, NCJ 214167, produced by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)?
    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication, Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Second Edition... Read More
    Last Updated: June 29, 2010

  • What is Megan's Law?
    Megan's Law, signed by President Clinton in May 1996, amends the Jacob Wetterling Act to require sta... Read More
    Last Updated: December 21, 2012

  • Where can I find information on Internet crimes against children?
    Information on Internet crimes against children and the prevention of such crimes can be located in ... Read More
    Last Updated: March 25, 2014

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