Child Abuse

Research project

Fact 1

1 in 10 children suffer from child maltreatment. 1 in 16 children suffer from sexual abuse. Nearly 1 in 10 children are witnesses to family violence.

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fact 2

The youngest children are the most vulnerable to maltreatment. over 25% of abused children are under the age of three while over 45% of abused children are under the age of five.

1,593 is the number of children who have died in 2012 from abuse or neglect

fact 3

Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse.

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fact 4

1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18

fact 5

2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the United States.

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Fact 6

Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violence crime.

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Fact 7

About 80% of 21-year-olds who were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

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Fact 8

Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.

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Fact 9

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds

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Fact 10

Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other drugs are three times more likely to be abused and more than four times more likely to be neglected than children from non-abusing families.

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