Estimating the numbers raped in Australia by Catholic clergy?

Catholic church achieves suffering across each Australian diocese

" ... a random survey of over 7,000 active Catholics in the U.S. and Canada found a closer ratio, that 1.7 percent of the females and 3.3 percent of the males had been sexually abused in childhood by a priest ..." (Katherine van Wormer, MSSW, Ph.D.) Psychology Today - Priest abuse male compared female victimization impact - a locally cached copy can be found here Priest Abuse: Male Compared toFemale Victimization Impact.php published May 20, 2010.

Using these numbers as a base whilst recognising that a substantial number of victims would have already left the church the following formula is used to calculate a low estimate of the number of sexual abuse victims in a given population of Catholics.

1.2 billion catholics
1.7% females abused = 10,404,000 [1.7% of 51.98% of the Catholic population]
3.3% males abused = 19,404,000 [3.3% of 48.02% of the Catholic population]

On the basis of the above figures there are potentially 29,808,000 [combined males and females] Catholics in the United States who could identify themselves as having been sexually abused in childhood by a Catholic priest.


This formula can be applied to any population.
Estimate number of Australian Catholics sexually abused in their childhood by Catholic priests.
Australia 5,239,000 million catholics (2006 Census)
Estimated number of survivors who have been "finalized" (completed church or legal process) in Australia between 1000 and 4000.
1.7% females abused = 45,422
3.3% males abused = 84,715

Data sources:
http://www.usccb.org/
http://www.ato.gov.au/
http://www.ncls.org.au/
http://www.ppo.catholic.org.au/
http://www.bishop-accountability.org/
http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

"Once a cult gets big enough to dominate large areas of life (generally large enough to kill people) and gets official recognition, it becomes a 'religion'." Silverwhistle.

"A review of the literature on priest/clergy abuse reveals that for both genders the typical survivor became disillusioned with the church and suffered a loss of religious faith as a result of the abuse and the subsequent institutional response to the abuse. An inadequate amount of research has been done to determine the full extent of suicide attempts or completed suicides of victims of this form of abuse. One estimate in the literature is that 20 percent of children who were abused by religious authorities considered suicide at some point." "...two major themes: loss of religious faith, and attacks on their personal integrity when they told of the abuse." Psychology Today - Priest abuse male compared female victimization impact - a locally cached copy can be found here Priest Abuse: Male Compared toFemale Victimization Impact.php

It is estimated that only approximately 3% obtain a resolution via the courts or the church; this leaves 97% of survivors of any given population without any form of justice or adequate treatment and support. The vast majority of these survivors will be in receipt of some form of government benefit or pension.

Survivors of sexual abuse who were not 'institutionalised' were excluded from the recent "Forgotten Australians" apology. No legislation to assist victims has been passed in an Australian Parliament to aid these or other victims of institutional or clergy abuse.

Statute of limitations laws remain in effect in all Australian States with the exception of South Australia.

This clearly defined subset of Catholics and ex-Catholics can be shown to be the subject of discrimination on the basis of the status of their abusers.

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AUSTRALIA - Diocese

LocalityDioceseParishCatholicsAbusedBoys
(3.3%)
Girls
(1.7%)
Disclosed/Resolved
(3%)    - Estimated
Barred - SoL
(90%)
Suicide
risk
ACT/NSWCanberra & GoulburnBarellan244642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
ACT/NSWCanberra & GoulburnBribbaree244642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
ACT/NSWCanberra & GoulburnJugiong108321
0 (G 0) (B 0)
21
ACT/NSWCanberra & GoulburnUngarie193532
0 (G 0) (B 0)
41
ACT/NSWCanberra & GoulburnWeethalle205532
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
ACT/NSWSouth TuggeranongSouth Tuggeranong17,224425273152
13 (G 8) (B 5)
38385
New South WalesParramattaCastle Hill14,183350225125
11 (G 7) (B 4)
31570
New South WalesSydneyBonnyrigg15,127373240134
11 (G 7) (B 4)
33675
New South WalesWollongongCamden17,939443284159
13 (G 9) (B 5)
39989
New South WalesWollongongNowra14,699363233130
11 (G 7) (B 4)
32773
Northern TerritoryDarwinJabiru175432
0 (G 0) (B 0)
41
QueenslandBrisbaneBrowns Plains14,501358230128
11 (G 7) (B 4)
32272
QueenslandBrisbaneBurleigh Heads28,061693445248
21 (G 13) (B 7)
623139
QueenslandBrisbaneCaboolture16,042396254142
12 (G 8) (B 4)
35679
QueenslandBrisbaneCaloundra17,566434278155
13 (G 8) (B 5)
39087
QueenslandBrisbaneMaroochydore19,312477306171
14 (G 9) (B 5)
42995
QueenslandBrisbaneSouthport16,946418269150
13 (G 8) (B 4)
37684
QueenslandBrisbaneSurfers Paradise16,967419269150
13 (G 8) (B 4)
37784
QueenslandRockhamptonAlpha249642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
61
QueenslandRockhamptonAramac199532
0 (G 0) (B 0)
41
QueenslandRockhamptonBundaberg14,025346222124
10 (G 7) (B 4)
31269
QueenslandRockhamptonFinch Hatton227642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
QueenslandToowoombaSurat206532
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
QueenslandToowoombaTexas235642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
QueenslandToowoombaWandoan174432
0 (G 0) (B 0)
41
QueenslandTownsvilleRichmond238642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
South AustraliaAdelaideMallee Border219532
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
South AustraliaAdelaideSalisbury17,213425273152
13 (G 8) (B 5)
38285
South AustraliaPort PirieMinnipa239642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
TasmaniaCampbell TownCampbell Town84211
0 (G 0) (B 0)
20
TasmaniaHobartFlinders Island119321
0 (G 0) (B 0)
31
VictoriaMelbourneBallarat97,9004,89532301664
2937 (G 49) (B 96)
2,643660
VictoriaMelbourneCraigieburn14,652362232129
11 (G 7) (B 4)
32572
VictoriaMelbourneCroydon14,805365235131
11 (G 7) (B 4)
32973
VictoriaMelbourneGladstone Park15,388380244136
11 (G 7) (B 4)
34276
VictoriaMelbourneKeilor Downs - Kealba14,081348223124
10 (G 7) (B 4)
31370
VictoriaMelbourneLaverton14,955369237132
11 (G 7) (B 4)
33274
VictoriaMelbourneMill Park14,971370237132
11 (G 7) (B 4)
33374
VictoriaMelbourneN/A1,000,00024,84016,1708,670
745 (G 485) (B 260)
22,3564,968
VictoriaMelbourneSt Albans17,018420270150
13 (G 8) (B 5)
37884
VictoriaMelbourneWerribee15,705388249139
12 (G 7) (B 4)
34978
VictoriaSaleNarre Warren20,054495318177
15 (G 10) (B 5)
44599
Western AustraliaPerthCorrigin186532
0 (G 0) (B 0)
41
Western AustraliaPerthNew Norcia237642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
Western AustraliaPerthNorseman223642
0 (G 0) (B 0)
51
Western AustraliaPerthQuairading167431
0 (G 0) (B 0)
41
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