A Fragile Child's Cry


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A Fragile Child's Cry


Consider these facts:

  • The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States alone reached $124 billion in 2008.
  • Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across all ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
  • Approximately 3 million reports of child abuse in the U.S. are made annually.
  • There are more than 470,000 children in foster care.  Nearly 300,000 have been removed from homes due to abuse and neglect.
  • Approx 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children. Continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
  • A child abuse report is made every ten seconds.
  • Two-thirds of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children.
  • 14% of men and 36% of women incarcerated were abused as children.
  • Nearly 80% of 21 year olds abused as children have criteria of at least one mental disorder. 
  • Types and percentage breakdown of abuses: Neglect - 62.8%.  Physical - 16.6%.  Sexual - 9.3%.  Emotional - 7.1%.
  • Abuse by ethnicity: White - 49.7%.  African American - 23.1%.  Hispanic - 17.4%.
  • Gender breakdown: Female - 50.3%.  Male - 47.3%.

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.

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