Children all around the world are suffering from hidden child abuse and neglect. Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States; however, those reports can include multiple children.
About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
A report of child abuse is made every thirteen seconds.
Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four are under the age of 4.
It is estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way.
Child abuse occurs across every ethnic and cultural line, and within all religions and at all levels of education.
31% percent of women in prison in the United States were abused as children.
Over 60% of people in drug rehabilitation centers report being abused or neglected as a child.
About 80% of 21 year old that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 is $104 billion.
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.