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  • How many missing and exploited children are there in the United States?
    Missing and exploited children statistics are available in Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnapping... Read More
    Last Updated: December 28, 2016

  • 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: August 26, 2015

  • 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 8, 2016

  • How do I report child pornography?
    Visit the Report a Crime section of the U.S. Department of Justice website to learn how you can repo... Read More
    Last Updated: September 6, 2016

  • Are abused children more likely to offend later in life?
    Information on the phenomenon known as the "cycle of violence," in which a childhood history of phys... Read More
    Last Updated: March 29, 2018

  • 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 of child abuse, including child sexual abuse... Read More
    Last Updated: April 3, 2018

  • 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: September 18, 2017

  • How do I report internet crime?
    See the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) site and the Report a Crime section of the U.S. Depart... Read More
    Last Updated: October 5, 2017

  • 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: January 11, 2017

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