Child Abuse Statistics

UnChained Project wants to mobilize advocates willing to provide awareness and support for survivors of child abuse living in silence in your community. Here’s why;

  • 40 million children globally are abused each year1
  • 1 in 3 girls / 1 in 6 boys are sexually molested before age 171
  • Of 1.5 million U.S. runaways 85% are fleeing some form of abuse1
  • 6 reports of child abuse per minute in the U.S. = 61,000 reports to Child Protective services per week1
  • Approximately 20% of women and 5–10% of men report being sexually abused as children, while 25–50% of all children report being physically abused1
  • Adult survivors of child abuse often bury symptoms that break-through in their 20’s to 40’s causing debilitating personal conditions1
  • Of reported cases annually 48.5% are boys and 51.2% are females. Child abuse prefers no race, religion, ethnicity or sex above any other.1
  • Up to 45% of survivors attending a support group live below the poverty line1
  • 80% of young adults who suffered child abuse meet the criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder2

Published on unchainedproject.org.  To read the full article, click here.  For more information on family law and divorce matters in San Diego and/or Riverside county, please visit our website at www.jwbrookslaw.com, and follow us everywhere @jbwrookslaw.

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