According to Childhelp.org, over 3 million reports of child abuse are made In the US every year. Yet it is believed that the actual incidents of abuse and neglect are three times greater than those actually reported.
Some sobering statistics:
Four children die every day as a result of child abuse and three out of four of these victims are under the age of 4.
A report of child abuse is made very 10 seconds.
Of the reported rapes of children under 12 years old, 90% of the victims knew the perpetrator.
Child abuse occurs at every socio-economic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, with all religions, and at all levels of education.
36.7% of all women in prison and 14.4% of all men in prison in the United States were abused as children.
Children who have been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely to abuse alcohol and 3.8 times more likely to become addicted to drugs.
One-third of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
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