It is extremely difficult to get "accurate" statistics about the sexual abuse/ assault/ rape of males, child or adult, since crimes of a sexual nature are the most under-reported crimes.
Pero has given you good information about the resource for the "1 in 6" statistic, which only refers to male CSA. I also agree that the statistic is probably low and reality reflects the statistic for girls, which is 1 in 4.
The lack of reliable information regarding the sexual abuse/ assault and rape of men is due to several facts.
First, it is rarely reported.
When it is reported, law enforcement may not take the reports seriously, especially if the situation is between two males. Unfortunately, the situation is usually regarded as a "lover's spat," and it becomes the source of ridicule, rather than treated as the serious situation it really is.
In the United States, the current defintion of rape only applies to females, which is a big problem. A new definition is being considered, but has not yet been adopted. Also, to "prove" that "violent crime" is "down," many assaults (of males or females) are "recharacterized" to give the public the false impression that the environment is safer.
If a "rape" is recorded as something other and then pleaded to in court as the offense other than rape, the crime statistics will show the crime on court record, not the actual rape.
It is a sick manipulation of the truth, for political gain, which does nothing for survivors.
So, back to your question:
Any Ideas on how to find these stats, or what info is out there?
It is vital to have accurate information since funding relies heavily on that information.
Ironically, it is difficult to get accurate information when the services do not exist.
The classic "catch 22."If
rape crisis centers in your country also provide services to males, they might be a source of the prevalence and incidence of the sexual abuse/ assault and rape of adult males. If there is a Psychological Association, they may have information regarding any research being done on the subject.
If you have access to the Psych Info data base, you will spend many hours searching, and you may find some studies there.
Other sources of information might be through the agencies that treat infectious diseases, though their statistics will be limited to the populations they treat.
There are also several populations to consider: those who are incarcerated, those who are not incarcerated, those who are in hospitals, those who are in residential care facilities (medical or psychological), and sex workers. The abuse of those who are vulnerable, medically or psychologically, is something which occurs at alarmingly high rates, as is the rape of those who do sex work.
The truth is, there is little information about the subject, because this is an "invisible" problem. Many clinicians do not have information about the sexual abuse/ assault or rape of adult males. It is something that just isn't considered, and it is not part of their education. Another barrier is the attitudes of clinicians. Some refuse to believe that adult males can be victimized. When an adult male discloses such an experience, he is often told he was "experimenting" and now has "remorse." Or that he does not want to "admit" he is "gay." There are also female clinicians with their own issues about men who will never accept that men can be victimized.
The lack of consideration of these experiences is a glaring deficit among the helping professions. And for as "much" information there is about the sexual assault and rape of adult males, there is virtually none about the frequent sexual abuse of adult males, outside of those with disabilities who are being forced to provide sexual "favors" in exchange for the care they need, or outside of the sexual abuses that occur institutions.You
may be the one who becomes the voice of education through In-Services, speaking at conferences for therapeutic professionals, and before your legistlative bodies. Only by getting the word out that the sexual abuse/ assault and rape of adult males occurs, will anyone start to take an interest in the fact this is occuring and in how to help the victims of these sexual abuses.
I wish I had more information. This is a problem on this side of the pond as well.