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A Report of Child Abuse

  • Date Submitted: 03/02/2012 09:57 AM
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A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
    • Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four are under the age of 4.
    • It is estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
    • 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by family members.
    • Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
    • 31% percent of women in prison in the United States were abused as children.
    • Over 60% of people in drug rehabilitation centers report being abused or neglected as a child.
    • About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
    • About 80% of 21 year old that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
    • The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 is $104 billion.
    • Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.
    • Abused teens are 3 times less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs.

    • 14% of all men in prison in the USA were abused as children
    • 36% of all women in prison were abused as children
    • Children who experience child abuse & 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 violent crime.
    • Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy
    • Abused teens are 3 times less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs
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Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely to abuse alcohol 

    • Children who have been sexually abused are 3.8 times more likely develop drug addictions
    • Nearly two-thirds of the people...

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