A 2007 survey of 100 minors served by Oakland-based Sexually Abused and Commercially Exploited Youth found:

  • 88 percent had run away from home or from caretakers
  • 75 percent had been raped some time in their lives
  • 70 percent have been assaulted while working the streets
  • 53 percent had lived in a foster care group home at some time
  • 48 percent had been physically abused



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