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Abuse Fast Facts: Did you know?

Child abusers are found among all socio-economic, religious and ethnic groups.

Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008

Every 10 seconds in America, a child is abused.

Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008

Pennsylvania received more reports in 2014 than any other year on record. Seventy-two percent of the counties, including Montgomery County, had increased cases of abuse in 2014; there was a 10% increase in cases that were reported in 2013.

ChildLine, Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline

More than three children in the United States die each day as a result of parental abuse.

Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008

Eighty-five percent of long term prisoners were abused children.

Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008

12 out of every 1,000 children up to age 18 in the United States were found to be victims of maltreatment in 2005.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. (2007).

Boys and girls are equally likely to suffer maltreatment. In 2005, 47.3 percent of child victims were male, and 50.7 percent were female. Victimization rates were highest among the youngest population of children, birth to 3 years, at a rate of 16.5 per 1,000 children.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. (2007).

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18.

PA Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) 2008

Child abusers are found among all socio-economic, religious and ethnic groups.

Pennsylvania Department of Welfare 2008


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