Child Abuse Statistics

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Child Abuse StatisticsData
Number of children annually who are abused681,000
Number of children annually who received preventative services from Child Protective Services3,300,000
Number of children that die every day as a result of child abuse4
Percent of children who die from abuse that are under the age of 480 %
Percent of abused children that will later abuse their own children30 %
Percent of men in prison that were abused as children14 %
Percent of women in prison that were abused as children36 %
Annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States$124,000,000,000
Percent of child abuse perpetrators that are female53.6 %
Percent of homeless youth that ran away to escape abuse46 %
Abused children are 25 % more likely to experience teen pregnancy25 % more likely
Type of Child AbusePercent of Cases
Neglect78.5 %
Physical Abuse17.6 %
Sexual Abuse9.1 %
Psychological Maltreatment9 %
Medical Neglect2.2 %
Other / Unknown10.6 %
Perpetrator DemographicsPercent
Age 
Age 20-2936.4 %
Age 30-3932.3 %
Age 40-4915.9 %
Other Age15 %
Race 
White48.4 %
African American20.2 %
Hispanic19.2 %
Unknown8.9 %
Asian1 %
Other1.2 %
Relationship 
Parent80.9 %
Nonparent16.4 %
Unknown2.9 %
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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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