Child Abuse in Virginia

By Hongfei, Brenann, and Sander

Why is child abuse important?

Child abuse can lead to many issues. Issues such as abusing their own children, usage of drugs and alcohol, and more likely to become a criminal when they grow up.

Recent Data

1. In Virginia, a child is abused or neglected every 75 minutes.

2. Every 14 days a child dies from child abuse.

3. Virginia's abuse rate is third lowest in the United States.

4. 52,675 Virginia children were abused.

5. Most of the victims are white (67%), rest of them were black (33%), and Asian (1%).

Percent of different type of child abuse:

How do we end this?

Step 1: Talk to your friends and parents about the importance of child abuse.

Step 2: Tell someone if you suspect that children are being harmed.

Step 3: volunteer at a child abuse program.

Step 4: promote programs in school, teaching parents or children prevention strategies