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Catholic church achieves suffering across the United States

Estimating the numbers



" ... 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 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]

29,808,000 [combined males and females] Catholics 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

It is estimated that only approximately 3% obtain a resolution via the courts or the church; this leaves 117,000 survivors 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 if it is available in that country.

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.

Abused: The calculated total of abused using the 3.3 & 1.7 figures referred to in the Psychology Today article.
Boys: The percentage of boys abused - 3.3%
Girls: The percentage of girls abused - 1.7%
Disclosed: Estimated numbers disclosing if the disclosure rate is 3%. - Estimated Estimate of number obtaining a resolution via church or legal means. Number processed (via church or legal processes) [The "Healed"]
Barred: Estimated number denied access to justice via the legal system due to Statute of Limitations laws - 90%

Suicide Risk; 20% (victims) at the highest risk of suicide as a result of the abuse and the subsequent institutional [and government] response to the abuse[s].

Calculates the estimated number of people who identify as having been sexually abused as a child by a catholic priest. Does not include other forms of abuse or abuse by other religious.

This is the first time this type of data has been made publicly available.

We would like to be able to add the numbers for those 'healed' - these figures should be available from both the church and the government.

The system is able to record data for individual parishs as well as diocese

With funding and access to data we can add a great deal more information.

Two major themes: loss of religious faith, and attacks on their personal integrity when they told of the abuse. "Something has to be independent and it has to be seen to be independent. . . Justice must be done and be seen to be done."

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USA - DIOCESE Grouping

StateDioceseCatholicsAbusedBoys
(3.3%)
Girls
(1.7%)
Disclosed/Resolved
(3%)    - Estimated
Barred - SoL
(90%)
Suicide
risk
MassachusettsBoston2,077,48751,27932,92118,358
1,538 (G 988) (B 551)
46,15110,256
CaliforniaSan Diego930,37922,96514,7438,221
689 (G 442) (B 247)
20,6684,593
TexasDallas930,35222,96414,7438,221
689 (G 442) (B 247)
20,6684,593
WashingtonSeattle904,00022,31414,3257,988
669 (G 430) (B 240)
20,0824,463
New YorkBrownsville888,00421,91914,0727,847
658 (G 422) (B 235)
19,7274,384
FloridaMiami856,78321,14813,5777,571
634 (G 407) (B 227)
19,0334,230
PennsylvaniaPittsburgh815,71920,13512,9267,208
604 (G 388) (B 216)
18,1214,027
OhioCleveland812,67520,05912,8787,181
602 (G 386) (B 215)
18,0534,012
New JerseyTrenton780,92519,27612,3756,901
578 (G 371) (B 207)
17,3483,855
WisconsinMilwaukee731,51618,05611,5926,464
542 (G 348) (B 194)
16,2513,611
MinnesotaSaint Paul and Minneapolis730,98918,04311,5846,459
541 (G 348) (B 194)
16,2393,609
New YorkBuffalo707,98117,47511,2196,256
524 (G 337) (B 188)
15,7283,495
ConnecticutHartford694,22017,13611,0016,135
514 (G 330) (B 184)
15,4223,427
Rhode IslandProvidence679,27516,76710,7646,002
503 (G 323) (B 180)
15,0903,353
TexasSan Antonio667,66716,48010,5805,900
494 (G 317) (B 177)
14,8323,296
TexasEl Paso656,03516,19310,3965,797
486 (G 312) (B 174)
14,5743,239
CaliforniaSan Jose in California630,00015,5509,9835,567
467 (G 300) (B 167)
13,9953,110
IllinoisJoliet in Illinois625,18915,4329,9075,525
463 (G 297) (B 166)
13,8883,086
CaliforniaFresno581,00014,3419,2075,134
430 (G 276) (B 154)
12,9072,868
Washington, DCWashington567,26614,0028,9895,013
420 (G 270) (B 150)
12,6022,800
ArizonaPhoenix556,69213,7418,8224,919
412 (G 265) (B 148)
12,3672,748
New JerseyMetuchen556,68213,7418,8224,919
412 (G 265) (B 148)
12,3672,748
MissouriSaint Louis555,75013,7188,8074,911
412 (G 264) (B 147)
12,3462,744
NevadaLas Vegas544,51913,4408,6294,812
403 (G 259) (B 144)
12,0962,688
CaliforniaOakland527,56613,0228,3604,662
391 (G 251) (B 140)
11,7202,604
CaliforniaSacramento520,30112,8438,2454,598
385 (G 247) (B 138)
11,5582,569
OhioCincinnati512,14612,6418,1164,526
379 (G 243) (B 136)
11,3772,528
MarylandBaltimore506,58712,5048,0284,477
375 (G 241) (B 134)
11,2542,501
LouisianaNew Orleans488,00412,0467,7334,312
361 (G 232) (B 129)
10,8412,409
New JerseyCamden458,04411,3067,2584,048
339 (G 218) (B 121)
10,1752,261
CaliforniaSan Francisco425,21010,4966,7383,757
315 (G 202) (B 113)
9,4462,099
IllinoisRockford420,88310,3896,6703,719
312 (G 200) (B 112)
9,3502,078
New JerseyPaterson420,17210,3716,6583,713
311 (G 200) (B 111)
9,3342,074
ConnecticutBridgeport410,30410,1286,5023,626
304 (G 195) (B 109)
9,1152,026
TexasAustin401,8429,9196,3683,551
298 (G 191) (B 107)
8,9271,984
TexasFort Worth400,5019,8866,3473,539
297 (G 190) (B 106)
8,8971,977
New YorkAlbany400,0009,8736,3393,535
296 (G 190) (B 106)
8,8861,975
FloridaSaint Petersburg398,7029,8416,3183,523
295 (G 190) (B 106)
8,8571,968
VirginiaArlington391,0019,6516,1963,455
290 (G 186) (B 104)
8,6861,930
OregonPortland in Oregon389,3459,6106,1703,440
288 (G 185) (B 103)
8,6491,922
Texas Corpus Christi384,3089,4866,0903,396
285 (G 183) (B 102)
8,5371,897
GeorgiaAtlanta371,1399,1615,8813,280
275 (G 176) (B 98)
8,2451,832
MassachusettsWorcester369,0969,1105,8493,262
273 (G 175) (B 98)
8,1991,822
FloridaOrlando361,0858,9135,7223,191
267 (G 172) (B 96)
8,0211,783
WisconsinGreen Bay358,2118,8425,6763,165
265 (G 170) (B 95)
7,9581,768
ArizonaTuscon350,0008,6395,5463,093
259 (G 166) (B 93)
7,7751,728
PennsylvaniaScranton348,5428,6035,5233,080
258 (G 166) (B 92)
7,7431,721
MassachusettsFall River346,0548,5425,4843,058
256 (G 165) (B 92)
7,6881,708
New YorkSyracuse345,7368,5345,4793,055
256 (G 164) (B 92)
7,6801,707
ColoradoDenver344,0158,4915,4513,040
255 (G 164) (B 91)
7,6421,698
New YorkRochester341,5008,4295,4123,018
253 (G 162) (B 91)
7,5861,686
New Hampshire Manchester327,3538,0805,1872,893
242 (G 156) (B 87)
7,2721,616
LouisianaLafayette322,3497,9575,1082,848
239 (G 153) (B 85)
7,1611,591
OhioToledo298,0697,3574,7232,634
221 (G 142) (B 79)
6,6221,471
PennsylvaniaAllentown273,2496,7454,3302,415
202 (G 130) (B 72)
6,0701,349
FloridaPalm Beach259,7296,4114,1162,295
192 (G 123) (B 69)
5,7701,282
New MexicoSanta Fe254,1106,2724,0272,245
188 (G 121) (B 67)
5,6451,254
PennsylvaniaHarrisburg247,1946,1023,9172,184
183 (G 118) (B 66)
5,4911,220
MassachusettsSpringfield240,7305,9423,8152,127
178 (G 114) (B 64)
5,3481,188
OhioColumbus240,6825,9413,8142,127
178 (G 114) (B 64)
5,3471,188
NebraskaOmaha239,1125,9023,7892,113
177 (G 114) (B 63)
5,3121,180
OhioYoungstown235,5415,8143,7332,081
174 (G 112) (B 62)
5,2331,163
HawaiiHonolulu234,5885,7903,7172,073
174 (G 112) (B 62)
5,2111,158
IndianaIndianapolis230,9385,7003,6602,041
171 (G 110) (B 61)
5,1301,140
ConnecticutNorwich228,5205,6413,6212,019
169 (G 109) (B 61)
5,0771,128
MichiganLansing227,3055,6113,6022,009
168 (G 108) (B 60)
5,0501,122
PennsylvaniaErie225,6075,5693,5751,994
167 (G 107) (B 60)
5,0121,114
TexasLaredo225,2505,5603,5691,990
167 (G 107) (B 60)
5,0041,112
DelawareWilmington225,0005,5543,5651,988
167 (G 107) (B 60)
4,9981,111
LouisianaBaton Rouge219,3105,4133,4751,938
162 (G 104) (B 58)
4,8721,083
MainePortland217,7675,3753,4511,924
161 (G 104) (B 58)
4,8381,075
FloridaVenice217,5855,3713,4481,923
161 (G 103) (B 58)
4,8341,074
VirginiaRiscmond212,1895,2383,3621,875
157 (G 101) (B 56)
4,7141,048
IowaDubuque211,8475,2293,3571,872
157 (G 101) (B 56)
4,7061,046
CaliforniaStockton207,4935,1223,2881,834
154 (G 99) (B 55)
4,6091,024
WisconsinLa Crosse202,5404,9993,2101,790
150 (G 96) (B 54)
4,4991,000
KentuckyLouisville196,8884,8603,1201,740
146 (G 94) (B 52)
4,374972
IllinoisPeoria195,5534,8273,0991,728
145 (G 93) (B 52)
4,344965
CaliforniaMonterey in California193,5984,7793,0681,711
143 (G 92) (B 51)
4,301956
KansasKansas City in Kansas191,2034,7203,0301,690
142 (G 91) (B 51)
4,248944
IndianaGary185,7004,5842,9431,641
138 (G 88) (B 49)
4,125917
PennsylvaniaGreensburg181,1674,4722,8711,601
134 (G 86) (B 48)
4,025894
North CarolinaRaleigh180,9094,4652,8671,599
134 (G 86) (B 48)
4,019893
MichiganGrand Rapids162,6704,0152,5781,437
120 (G 77) (B 43)
3,614803
IndianaFort Wayne-South Bend162,0434,0002,5681,432
120 (G 77) (B 43)
3,600800
IllinoisSpringfield in Illinois161,3253,9822,5561,426
119 (G 77) (B 43)
3,584796
FloridaSaint Augustine160,4793,9612,5431,418
119 (G 76) (B 43)
3,565792
CaliforniaSanta Rosa in California154,0603,8032,4411,361
114 (G 73) (B 41)
3,422761
South CarolinaCharleston152,4133,7622,4151,347
113 (G 72) (B 40)
3,386752
UtahSalt Lake City150,0003,7022,3771,325
111 (G 71) (B 40)
3,332740
VermontBurlington149,1543,6822,3641,318
110 (G 71) (B 40)
3,313736
MinnesotaSaint Cloud147,7483,6472,3411,306
109 (G 70) (B 39)
3,282729
IdahoBoise City145,9003,6012,3121,289
108 (G 69) (B 39)
3,241720
MissouriKansas City-Saint Joseph144,4833,5662,2901,277
107 (G 69) (B 38)
3,210713
New YorkOgdensburg143,7003,5472,2771,270
106 (G 68) (B 38)
3,192709
MichiganSaginaw139,9373,4542,2181,237
104 (G 67) (B 37)
3,109691
North CarolinaCharlotte138,5833,4212,1961,225
103 (G 66) (B 37)
3,079684
ColoradoColorado Springs136,8143,3772,1681,209
101 (G 65) (B 36)
3,039675
New Mexico Las Cruces132,6463,2742,1021,172
98 (G 63) (B 35)
2,947655
MinnesotaWinona130,5273,2222,0681,153
97 (G 62) (B 35)
2,900644
LouisianaHouma-Thibodaux130,0003,2092,0601,149
96 (G 62) (B 34)
2,888642
South Dakota Sioux Falls125,3323,0941,9861,108
93 (G 60) (B 33)
2,784619
MichiganKalamazoo117,0882,8901,8551,035
87 (G 56) (B 31)
2,601578
KansasWichita116,9132,8861,8531,033
87 (G 56) (B 31)
2,597577
ColoradoPueblo110,2002,7201,746974
82 (G 52) (B 29)
2,448544
PennsylvaniaAltoona-Johnstown108,2022,6711,715956
80 (G 51) (B 29)
2,404534
TexasVictoria in Texas106,4412,6271,687941
79 (G 51) (B 28)
2,365525
ArkansasLittle Rock106,0512,6181,681937
79 (G 50) (B 28)
2,356524
OklahomaOklahoma City103,9882,5671,648919
77 (G 49) (B 28)
2,310513
IllinoisBelleville103,8182,5631,645917
77 (G 49) (B 28)
2,306513
IowaDavenport103,0372,5431,633910
76 (G 49) (B 27)
2,289509
West VirginiaWheeling-Charleston100,6142,4831,594889
75 (G 48) (B 27)
2,235497
IllinoisSaint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago (Syro-Malabarese) 100,0002,4681,585884
74 (G 48) (B 27)
2,221494
IndianaLafayette in Indiana98,0032,4191,553866
73 (G 47) (B 26)
2,177484
IowaDes Moines97,6282,4101,547863
72 (G 46) (B 26)
2,169482
IowaSioux City94,1862,3251,493832
70 (G 45) (B 25)
2,092465
NevadaReno91,9732,2701,457813
68 (G 44) (B 24)
2,043454
KentuckyCovington89,7362,2151,422793
66 (G 43) (B 24)
1,993443
NebraskaLincoln89,4312,2071,417790
66 (G 43) (B 24)
1,987441
TexasBeaumont89,3452,2051,416790
66 (G 42) (B 24)
1,985441
IndianaEvansville89,3452,2051,416790
66 (G 42) (B 24)
1,985441
WashingtonSpokane86,7212,1411,374766
64 (G 41) (B 23)
1,926428
MissouriJefferson City86,4832,1351,370764
64 (G 41) (B 23)
1,921427
North Dakota Fargo84,1902,0781,334744
62 (G 40) (B 22)
1,870416
WisconsinSuperior83,6222,0641,325739
62 (G 40) (B 22)
1,858413
TexasSan Angelo82,7342,0421,311731
61 (G 39) (B 22)
1,838408
TexasLubbock80,7421,9931,279713
60 (G 38) (B 21)
1,794399
LouisianaLake Charles80,5191,9871,276712
60 (G 38) (B 21)
1,789397
MichiganSaint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit (Chaldean)77,0001,9011,220680
57 (G 37) (B 20)
1,711380
MichiganGaylord76,0601,8771,205672
56 (G 36) (B 20)
1,690375
GeorgiaSavannah75,9871,8761,204671
56 (G 36) (B 20)
1,688375
AlabamaBirmingham74,7771,8461,185661
55 (G 36) (B 20)
1,661369
MississippiBiloxi72,1581,7811,143638
53 (G 34) (B 19)
1,603356
MinnesotaDuluth70,9501,7511,124627
53 (G 34) (B 19)
1,576350
MinnesotaNew Ulm69,5031,7161,101614
51 (G 33) (B 18)
1,544343
WashingtonYakima68,5611,6921,086606
51 (G 33) (B 18)
1,523338
MichiganMarquette68,3601,6871,083604
51 (G 32) (B 18)
1,519337
TennesseeMemphis65,7791,6241,042581
49 (G 31) (B 17)
1,461325
AlabamaMobile65,5881,6191,039580
49 (G 31) (B 17)
1,457324
PennsylvaniaArcheparchy of Philadelphia (Ukrainian)65,5001,6171,038579
49 (G 31) (B 17)
1,455323
North Dakota Bismarck64,2451,5861,018568
48 (G 31) (B 17)
1,427317
MissouriSpringfield-Cape Girardeau63,2401,5611,002559
47 (G 30) (B 17)
1,405312
FloridaPensacola-Tallahassee62,2891,537987550
46 (G 30) (B 17)
1,384307
KansasDodge City60,5541,495960535
45 (G 29) (B 16)
1,345299
PennsylvaniaPittsburgh (Ruthenian)60,1001,483952531
45 (G 29) (B 16)
1,335297
MontanaGreat Falls-Billings57,1441,410906505
42 (G 27) (B 15)
1,269282
OklahomaTulsa56,0941,385889496
42 (G 27) (B 15)
1,246277
TexasTyler55,9341,381886494
41 (G 27) (B 15)
1,243276
New Mexico Gallup55,7001,375883492
41 (G 26) (B 15)
1,237275
MississippiJackson51,9921,283824459
38 (G 25) (B 14)
1,155257
KentuckyOwensboro51,8471,280822458
38 (G 25) (B 14)
1,152256
TennesseeKnoxville50,4111,244799445
37 (G 24) (B 13)
1,120249
MontanaHelena49,9271,232791441
37 (G 24) (B 13)
1,109246
LouisianaAlexandria48,0501,186761425
36 (G 23) (B 13)
1,067237
WyomingCheyenne47,8001,180757422
35 (G 23) (B 13)
1,062236
KansasSalina46,7371,154741413
35 (G 22) (B 12)
1,038231
KentuckyLexington45,8151,131726405
34 (G 22) (B 12)
1,018226
TexasAmarillo43,6511,077692386
32 (G 21) (B 12)
970215
OhioSteubenville40,411997640357
30 (G 19) (B 11)
898199
LouisianaShreveport39,436973625348
29 (G 19) (B 10)
876195
OregonBaker38,390948608339
28 (G 18) (B 10)
853190
MinnesotaCrookston36,263895575320
27 (G 17) (B 10)
806179
CaliforniaEparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (Chaldean)35,000864555309
26 (G 17) (B 9)
778173
New YorkSaint Maron of Brooklyn (Maronite) (Eparchy)35,000864555309
26 (G 17) (B 9)
778173
American Virgin IslandsSaint Thomas35,000864555309
26 (G 17) (B 9)
778173
AlaskaAnchorage29,693733471262
22 (G 14) (B 8)
660147
South Dakota Rapid City29,440727467260
22 (G 14) (B 8)
654145
MassachusettsEparchy of Newton (Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston) (Melkite)29,024716460256
21 (G 14) (B 8)
645143
CaliforniaEparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles (Maronite)27,500679436243
20 (G 13) (B 7)
611136
New JerseyEparchy of Passaic (Ruthenian)24,031593381212
18 (G 11) (B 6)
534119
AlaskaFairbanks17,978444285159
13 (G 9) (B 5)
39989
ConnecticutEparchy of Stamford (Ukrainian)16,000395254141
12 (G 8) (B 4)
35579
New JerseyEparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark (Syrian)13,140324208116
10 (G 6) (B 3)
29265
OhioEparchy of Parma (Ruthenian)12,401306197110
9 (G 6) (B 3)
27561
IllinoisEparchy of Saint Nicolas of Chicago (Ukrainian)12,000296190106
9 (G 6) (B 3)
26759
OhioEparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma (Ukrainian)11,05827317598
8 (G 5) (B 3)
24655
AlaskaJuneau5,3661328547
4 (G 3) (B 1)
11926
OhioEparchy of Saint George’s in Canton (Romanian)5,0001237944
4 (G 2) (B 1)
11125
ArizonaEparchy of Van Nuys (Ruthenian)2,849704525
2 (G 1) (B 1)
6314
ArizonaEparchy of Van Nuys (Ruthenian)2,849704525
2 (G 1) (B 1)
6314
What are the numbers of clergy abuse victims?
How many clergy sexual abuse victims are there?
How many were abused by catholic clergy?
How many suffered priestly abuse?
How many abused at the hands of Catholic priests?
TopAt its peak the GCAC was creating:
1,014 instances of sexual abuse per day by Catholic priests globally
42 instances of sexual abuse per hour by Catholic priests globally
Current estimates indicate that the highest proportions of sexual abuses today are to be found in Asia and Africa.

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