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Small, Kevonne and Janine M. Zweig. Sexual victimization of youth. The Prevention Researcher 14.2 (April 2007); 3

The study reports that sexual victimization is more appearant in female than male youth. The female victimization also increases with age. A national survey reported that 8.1% of children ages 12 to 17 had been sexually assaulted. Older youth are more likely to report victimization, but the children between 8 and 12 are most vulnerable. The average age of the first abuse is 9 years old. The article suggests that education, prevention, and enforcement of legislation are the best courses to deal with the issue.