The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations when it comes to child abuse-related deaths.
1 in 10 children will suffer some form of child abuse before their 18th birthday. So in a class of 30 children, 3 of them will be victims of abuse.
Every day we lose an average of 4 to 7 children to maltreatment and abuse.
85-90% of abused children are abused by someone already known to the family (not strangers).
Child Abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, within all religions, and at all levels of education. No group is immune!
About 30% of abused children grow up and abuse their own children.
A report about child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
About 80% of the children who die from abuse are under the age of 4.
The average child molester usually has a hundred or more victims before they are caught.
In 2021, the state of Texas….
Had 68,018 confirmed child abuse cases and in 61% of the cases, it was the parent or significant other.* Texas has the highest number of confirmed child abuse cases in the nation.
199 children died as a result of child abuse
98% of the children knew their abuser
Region 8 (San Antonio and the surrounding counties) had the 3rd highest number of confirmed child abuse cases in the state
65% of the confirmed child abuse/neglect victims were under the age of twelve.
More than 65% of abused/neglected children are female.
569 children were victims of sex trafficking.
There was an increase in the number of youth suicides over the previous year.
An article in the Military Times reported that there was a rise in child abuse cases in the military....
The Army reported a 40% increase in child abuse cases from 2010 through 2012, including 118 in which children were killed.
The Air Force reported a 25% increase in child abuse cases from 2008 through 2012, including 16 in which children were killed.
The Marine Corps reported 1,591 cases between 2011 and 2012, including 6 deaths.
The Navy reported 3,336 cases from 2009 through 2012, including 42 in which children were killed.