Child Abuse and Neglect

Just a few facts for children suffering abuse.

Statistics and Facts

US Epidemic:

  • 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.