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Child Abuse Statistics Data
Number of children annually who are abused 681,000
Number of children annually who received preventative services from Child Protective Services 3,300,000
Number of children that die every day as a result of child abuse 4
Percent of children who die from abuse that are under the age of 4 80 %
Percent of abused children that will later abuse their own children 30 %
Percent of men in prison that were abused as children 14 %
Percent of women in prison that were abused as children 36 %
Annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States $124,000,000,000
Percent of child abuse perpetrators that are female 53.6 %
Percent of homeless youth that ran away to escape abuse 46 %
Abused children are 25 % more likely to experience teen pregnancy 25 % more likely
Type of Child Abuse Percent of Cases
Neglect 78.5 %
Physical Abuse 17.6 %
Sexual Abuse 9.1 %
Psychological Maltreatment 9 %
Medical Neglect 2.2 %
Other / Unknown 10.6 %
Perpetrator Demographics Percent
Age  
Age 20-29 36.4 %
Age 30-39 32.3 %
Age 40-49 15.9 %
Other Age 15 %
Race  
White 48.4 %
African American 20.2 %
Hispanic 19.2 %
Unknown 8.9 %
Asian 1 %
Other 1.2 %
Relationship  
Parent 80.9 %
Nonparent 16.4 %
Unknown 2.9 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Children's Bureau, National Children's Alliance, Child Help
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

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