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Child abuse statistics and child abuse facts remain alarming.  According to these child abuse statistics and child abuse facts, child abuse and neglect have become an epidemic. Each year there are more than 3.3 million reports of child abuse in the United States. The United States possesses the worst record of child abuse among industrialized nations-with five children on average dying each day due to abuse. These child abuse statistics are only getting worse. Education about child abuse and neglect can help prevent child abusers and sex offenders from harming our children.

   RESOURCES FOR THESE CHILD ABUSE FACTS AND CHILD ABUSE STATISTICS ARE PROVIDED BY THE FOLLOWING:


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2011). Child Maltreatment 2010. Available from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/index.htm#can






  • Every 10 seconds a report of child abuse is made
  • More than five children every day die as a result of child abuse
  • About 80% of the children who die from child abuse and neglect are under age 4
  • It is estimated that 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates, making it more difficult to track victims of child abuse and neglect, and more difficult to add perpetrators on the registered sex offender database.
  • More than 90% of sexually abused children know their perpetrator. Prevention education about abuse helps children and parents in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It is important to know the signs of potential child abuse and to check registered sex offender database in your area.
  • About 30% of abused children will later abuse their own children to continue the cycle of child abuse and neglect.
  • About 80% of 21 year old abused as children exhibit at least one psychological disorder.
  • The estimated cost of child abuse in the United States in 2008 is $124 Billion. Prevention and education about abuse can significantly reduce the frequency of child abuse and neglect.
  • 14% of all men in prison in the United States were victims of child abuse.
  • 36% of all women in prison in the United States were victims of child abuse.
  • Children victims of child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.

CHILD ABUSE FACTS AND DISABLED CHILD RISKS

  • Children with disabilities are 1.68 times more likely to become victims of child abuse and neglect.
  • 11% of victims of child abuse and neglect are disabled children.
  • Children with emotional or behavioral disorders are at the highest risk of child abuse and neglect.
  • The belief that caregivers would never harm children with disabilities results in lack of attention to the problem. Again, education about abuse is important.
  • Children with disabilities are often viewed as asexual and results in caregivers denying sex education that help prevent child abuse and neglect. Education about abuse and neglect is very necessary. (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics) (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics) (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)
  • Lack of proper training impacts the ability of social workers teachers, and other professionals to identify and report child abuse and neglect.This allows victims of child abuse to suffer more systematic abuse and neglect. (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics) (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)

           RESOURCES FOR THESE CHILD ABUSE FACTS AND CHILD ABUSE STATISTICS ARE PROVIDED BY THE FOLLOWING:

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2011). Child Maltreatment 2010. (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)
  2. United States Government Accountability Office, 2011. Child maltreatment: strengthening national data on child fatalities could aid in prevention (GAO-11-599). 
  3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau.Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2009: Statistics and Interventions. (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)
  4. Snyder, Howard, N. (2000, July). Sexual assault of young children as reported to law enforcement: victim, incident, and offender characteristics
  5. Long - Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect. Child Welfare Information Gateway.Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2006. (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)
  6. Fang, X., et al. The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevention. Child Abuse & Neglect (2012), 
  7. Harlow, C. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. (1999).Prior abuse reported by inmates and probationers (NCJ 172879)
  8. Parental substance abuse.  (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)
  9. National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence. Parental Substance Abuse A Major Factor In Child Abuse And Neglect. R
  10. Swan, N. (1998). Exploring the role of child abuse on later drug abuse: Researchers face broad gaps in information. NIDA Notes, 13(2).
  11. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau. (2006). Child Maltreatment2004. (Child abuse facts, child abuse statistics)
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