does that mean we should be extra cautious of who we date and avoid our own family members for the sake of our safety?
Since statistics say kid (and people in general I are more likely to be sexually abused by someone they know (ex-boyfriend, family member, etc.),?
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You might be thinking about it wrong, or I interpreted your question wrong. For the sake of explanation, I'll use the term "molester" as someone who would be sexually abusive. Let's consider a male molester. Of all potential targets, he would likely target someone he knows, according to that statistic. From the view of a random person, any single person, family member or stranger, has an equal chance of being a molester. So if you trust a stranger vs. a family member, you have equal chance of being a victim, so it's useless trusting strangers over family. Even if that statistic were the opposite, there's the same chance that you'd have a molester in your family, you just wouldn't be a likely victim. The take-away is that knowing or being related to a "molester" doesn't make you less of a target.0
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