Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Child Abuse Statistics

Too many children are in danger in their own homes. If you are reading this it is because you care. I know I care and want to bring the truth to light. If this doesn’t break your heart, I don’t know what would. However, you wanted to know, so you must care.

Child Abuse Statistics – Childhelp

In 2014, state agencies identified an estimated 1,580 children who died as a result of abuse and neglect — between four and five children a day. However, studies also indicate significant undercounting of child maltreatment fatalities by state agencies — by 50% or more. › Issues › Child Abuse › Child Abuse Statistics Jun 20, 2016
Child abuse does not discriminate based on gender, social standing, ethnicity, or religion.

Overall U.S. child abuse statistics:
Every 10 seconds a child is abused or raped
3.3 million child abuse reports in 2010
For every report 2 more go unreported = many millions abused annually
61,000 reports to Child Protective services per week = 6 per minute
Of 1.5 million runaways 85% are fleeing some form of abuse
Only 10% of abusers do not know their abuser well
Abuse victims = about 48% male, 52% female
Every race and religion sees child abuse

Child rape occurs every two minutes
1 in 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age 17
1 in 6 boys will be sexually molested before the age 17 (1 in 5 in Canada)
A sex offender will molest an average of 120 victims, most of whom do not report it
90% of molesters abuse children they know
Oftentimes, a sexually abused child is abused in other ways

American Society for Positive Care for Children
Last year, there are 702,000 child victims of abuse and neglect.31
(That is a rate of 9.2 victims per 1,000 children in the U.S.)
3.2 Million cases of child abuse investigated last year.1
More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse2.1,2
Last year 1,580 children died from abuse and neglect in the U.S.1
72.3% of the child abuse victims die from neglect.1
41.3 of the child abuse victims die from physical abuse.1
44.2% of children who die from child abuse are under the age of 1.1
Over 70% of children who die from child abuse are under the age of 3.1
75.0% of victims were neglected.1
17.0 percent of victims were physically abused.1
8.3 percent were of victims sexually abused.1
6.0% were psychologically maltreated.11
The highest rates of child abuse occur under age one (24.4 per 1,000 children).1
More than one-quarter (27.4%) of victims were younger than 3 years.1
526,744 suffered child abuse in the form of neglect.1
Over 58,000 reported cases of children being sexually abused.1
More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator.5
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.1
It is estimated that between1 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates 4

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.