It is difficult to determine exactly how many cases of child sexual abuse occur in the U.S. because so many cases go unreported, but it's estimated that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are victims of child sexual abuse. As a law enforcement officer, it is important to know best practices in handling these cases including how to interview the child, what kind of evidence to collect, and the proper investigative units to contact.
By Leischen Stelter, American Military University
It is estimated that between 1.5 and 2 million older adults are abused every year, however, only 1 in 24 cases are reported. This means that law enforcement is missing or overlooking a lot of cases, said Tim Hardiman, a 23-year veteran of the NYPD.