Statistics on self injury

Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self injury
90 percent of people who engage in self harm begin during their teen or pre-adolescent years
Nearly 50 percent of those who engage in self injury activities have been sexually abused
Females comprise 60 percent of those who engage in self injurious behavior
About 50 percent of those who engage in self mutilation begin around age 14 and carry on into their 20s
Many of those who self injure report learning how to do so from friends or pro self injury websites
Approximately two million cases are reported annually in the U.S.