Child Abuse and Neglect
Just a few facts for children suffering abuse.
Statistics and Facts
- 4-7 children a day DIE in America from child abuse. The US holds one of the world’s worst records.
- Every 10 seconds, there is a report of child abuse. That’s 6.6 million children affected each year.
- Every 2 minutes a child is removed from their home, often with nothing but clothes on their back.
- There are more than half a million orphans in America.
- Less than 50% will graduate high school.
- 9x more likely to be involved in criminal activity
- ↑ likelihood of drug or alcohol abuse – 4000%
- Illnesses like Heart Disease, COPD and liver disease are tied to child abuse.