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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: grainofsand
But are they? Or is that just what we're led to believe? It's certainly what I would have thought.
According to one website, which I admittedly just googled:
Who is most likely to abuse or neglect children? Of child abuse cases in 2012, in over 80% of the cases the parent was the perpetrator. In 2012, more than four-fifths (82.2%) of perpetrators were between the ages of 18 and 44 years while two-fifths (39.6%%) of perpetrators were in the 25-34 age group. Of the 2012 child abuse cases, 45.3% of the perpetrators were male and 53.5% were female.
Edit: that's exactly what my parents told me, and what I imagined I would tell my child.