I constructed a basic statistic based on the sexual child abuse data from the Australian Branch.
For the 10-year period of 2005-2014 there is an annual average incident rate of 0.000401 per peak publisher. This amounts to an average annual number of about 0.40 per 1000 peak publishers.
What I counted:
- I did not include any value for perp cases identified as "Not JW member". I treated these cases as though they do not exist.
- I included values for cases with dates of report.
- I gave no assigned value (i.e., I made no assumptions) to any of the many cases with "unclear" indicated for year of report. In other words, I did not attempt to extrapolate a value for the period of 2005-2014 from the many cases with no clear year indicated for reporting of the abuse. My basis statistic treats these cases as though they do not exist.
Based on an annual average incident rate of 0.000401 per peak publisher, for the 10-year period of 2005-2014 there is an estimated worldwide number of 28,827 individuals associated with Jehovah's Witnesses that have been reported for sexual molestation of a child.