Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics

It is difficult to know the scope of how much child abuse and neglect really affects one of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Abused children are often isolated, especially when the trauma involves a caregiver they depend on every day. The harm many children face are not recognized or reported by adults.

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

91% of child abuse perpetrators are parents.                               

U.S. child protective services referrals involve 7.2 million children every year.


In the U.S., 4 to 5 children die from child abuse or neglect every day.

77% of child fatalities involve one parent.               

75% of children who die of abuse and neglect are under age 3.


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