Child Abuse Facts
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
Almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse. Approximately 80% are under the age of 1.
More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way.
About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007
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One-third to two-thirds of child maltreatment cases involve substance use to some degree.