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Child Abuse Statistics in the USA
~An estimated 906,000 children are victims of abuse & neglect every year. The rate of victimization is 12.3 children per 1,000 children
~Children ages 0-3 are the most likely to experience abuse. About 1 in 50 U.S. infants are victims of nonfatal child abuse or neglect in a year, according to the first national study of the problem in that age group done by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention along with The Federal Administration for Children and Families.1
~1,500 children die every year from child abuse and neglect. That is just over 4 fatalities every day.
~79% of the children killed are younger than 4.
Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect in USA
~80% of young adults who had been abused met the diagnostic criteria for at least 1 psychiatric disorder at the age of 21 (including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, & post-traumatic stress disorder)
~Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy
~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.
~14.4% of all men in prison in the United States were abused as children and 36.7% of all women in prison were abused as children
~Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely develop alcohol abuse
~Children who have been sexually abused are 3.8 times more likely develop drug addictions
~Nearly 2/3’s of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused as children
Cycle of Abuse in USA

~1/3 of abused and neglected children will eventually victimize their own children

Additional Statistics on Child Abuse inUSA
~There are nearly 3 million reports of child abuse made annually
~In 2003, there were 906,000 child abuse convictions
~The rate of child abuse is estimated to be 3 times greater than is reported.
~The rate of victimization is 12.3 children per 1,000 children
~Children ages 0-3 are the most likely to experience abuse. They are victimized at a rate of 16.4 per 1,000
~79% of the children killed are younger than 4.
These statistics are from the Administration for Children & Families of the US Department of Health & Human Services “Child Maltreatment Report 2003”
Consequences of Child Abuse in the USA
~80% of young adults who had been abused met the diagnostic criteria for at least 1 psychiatric disorder at the age of 21 (including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, & post-traumatic stress disorder)
~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
These statistics are from the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse & Neglect Information. Long-term Consequences of Child Abuse & Neglect 2005
The Link Between Abuse As a Child & Future Criminal Behavior

~14.4% of all men in prison in the USA were abused as children
~36.7% 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.
These statistics are compiled from US Department of Justice Reports

The Link Between Child Abuse & Substance Abuse
~Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely develop alcohol abuse
~Children who have been sexually abused are 3.8 times more likely develop drug addictions
~Nearly 2/3’s of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused as children
These statistics are compiled from the National Institute on Drug Abuse 2000 Report & Child Abuse & Neglect Study by Arthur Becker-Weidman PhD
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they should do something like in Taiwan..in taiwan if a child calls the police saying their parent r hitting him[exception is school] the parent may go to jail
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..........Alot of abused childs out there.D; and i used to be one of em.i used to get in trouble becuase i used to complain alot,and my dad friggin kept me in a closet yelling at me whippin me with a stick that was very hard to tell u.he wouldnt stop until what he was punishing me for was fucken burned into my friggin brain god.
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