Percent of U.S. state prison inmates who experienced abuse as a child as of 1999, by sex

Child abuse in the U.S. - percent of prison inmates who were abused as a child 1999 This statistic shows the percent of U.S. state prison inmates who experienced abuse as a child as of 1999, by sex and type of abuse. As of 1999, close to 37 percent of female state prisoners in the U.S. were abused as a child, about 1 in 4 was sexually abused.
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Abused before the age of 18TotalMaleFemale
Ever abused before admission18.7%14.4%36.7%
Physically abused15.4%11.9%25.4%
Sexually abused7.9%5%25.5%
Abused before the age of 18TotalMaleFemale
Ever abused before admission18.7%14.4%36.7%
Physically abused15.4%11.9%25.4%
Sexually abused7.9%5%25.5%
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This statistic shows the percent of U.S. state prison inmates who experienced abuse as a child as of 1999, by sex and type of abuse. As of 1999, close to 37 percent of female state prisoners in the U.S. were abused as a child, about 1 in 4 was sexually abused.
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1999
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United States
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1999

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