Children & Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence Statistics

Children and teens experience sexual violence in New Mexico experience different rates of sexual violence than adults. Below are statistics around children and teen survivors of sexual violence in New Mexico.

 

Age of When Sexual Assault Occurred as Children & Teens

More than half of all male survivors in New Mexico are sexually assaulted before they are 13 years old (60%) compared to female survivors, where half of all female survivors experience sexual violence before they are 18 years old.1

 

Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Before Age 13 by Race

Hispanic
54%
White
51%
Native
57%
Black
45%

More than half of all Hispanic (54%), White (51%), Native American (57%), and Black (45%) male survivors were assaulted before they were 13 years old.1

 

Female Survivors of Sexual Violence Before Age 18 by Race

Hispanic
43%
White
30%
Native
39%

Hispanic women (43%) have a higher rate of being sexually assaulted before age 18 than White women (30%) os Native American women (39%) in New Mexico. There were not enough responses from Black women to be statistically measurable.1

 

High School Students Forced to have Sex based on Sexual Orientation

LGBTQ+ high school students (18.3%) are more likely to be forced to have sex than their straight peers (6%).2

 

 

Sources:

1SEX CRIMES TRENDS IN NEW MEXICO: An Analysis of Data from The New Mexico Interpersonal Violence Data Central Repository 2010-2014 2010-2014 data; published Jan. 2016

2 The Health and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth in New Mexico: Data from the 2015 New Mexico Youth and Resiliency Survey June 2017. 2015 data; published June 2017

 

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RCCCNM is devoted to presenting the most accruate and up-to-date information around sexual violence in our communities. However, reporting on sexual violence is extrememly challenging due to the nature of sexual violence as well as many other factors. Sources of all our information is cited from various studies and resources that are reliable and data-driven studies. If you have any questions about any of our information or sources, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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