- An overwhelming majority of the victims, 81 percent, were males. The most vulnerable were boys aged 11 to 14, representing more than 40 percent of the victims. This goes against the trend in the general U.S. society where the main problem is men abusing girls.
- A majority of the victims were post-pubescent adolescents with a small percentage of the priests accused of abusing children who had not reached puberty.
- Most of the accused committed a variety of sex acts involving serious sexual offenses.
- The most frequent context for abuse was a social event and many priests socialized with the families of victims.
- Abuses occurred in a variety of places with the most common being the residence of the priest.