5th of adults in England & Wales abused as children

In the year to March, the Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 8.5million adults aged 18-74 had been abused before the age of 16 – of which 3.1 million were victims of sexual abuse before age 16 (2.4 million women, 709,000 men). This is equivalent to about one in 13 adults in this age bracket. Relevant due to later addiction as a coping mechanism.