Facts and Statistics

The sexual exploitation of tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa and around the world has become ubiquitous. It’s important to understand that exploitative situations involve not only the victim-survivor and perpetrator, but also the environment which facilitates and is conducive to trafficking and exploitation. This is shaped by wider systemic and social issues.


New Zealand has the 5th worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD countries
(UNICEF Innocenti Report)

1 in 3

of detected trafficking victims are children

1 in 5

children are solicited sexually on the Internet
(Sexual Abuse Education)


More than 60% of victims of child sexual abuse imagery are prepubescent

1 in 3

girls may be sexually abused before they turn 16 years old, and 1 in 7 boys before 18 years old
(Sexual Abuse Education, 2023)


of child sexual violence is committed by someone known to the child
(Child Protect, 2020)