Friday, April 13, 2012

10 facts on child abuse

10 Facts about child abuse

1. Five children die everday as result of child abuse.Three of them were under the age of 4.
2. In 2008, one out of every 601.4 children were victims of physical abuse, with parents of victims accounting for almost 80.1% of abusers.
3. For every incident of child abuse or neglect that gets reported, it’s estimated that two others go unreported.
4. Physical abuse accounts for 17.8% of documented child abuse cases each year.  
5. It is estimated that between 60-85% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
6. A report of child abuse is made every ten many in a day??? You count it...
7. 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way; 68% are abused by family members.
8. Abused children are more likely to abuse alcohol and become addicted to drugs, and one third will later abuse their own children.
9. Every month, at least 100 babies are born to drug-using mothers. 
10. Of kids who have a parent who uses drugs, one in 13 is physically abused regularly.

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