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TORTURE FACTS:

Theres over 27,000 Child Torture cases every year. -Papartnerships.org/ Pennsylvania Partnerships for
Children
Last year, there are 702,000 child victims of abuse and neglect. (That is a rate of 9.2 victims per 1,000
children in the U.S) -American Society for the Positive Care of Children (SPCC)
"The latest 2015 Child Maltreatment Report from The Childrens Bureau was published in January 2017. The
report shows an increase in child abuse referrals from 3.6 million to 4 million. The number of children
involved subsequently increased to 7.2 million from 6.6 million. The report also indicates an increase in child
deaths from abuse and neglect to 1,670 in 2015, up from 1,580 in 2014.
The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations losing on average almost five
(5) children every day to child abuse and neglect.
14% of all men in prison and 36% of women in prison in the USA were abused as children, about twice
the frequency seen in the general population. 8
Children who experience child abuse & neglect are about 9 times more likely to become involved in
criminal activity.
Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.6
Abused teens are more likely to engage in sexual risk taking, putting them at greater risk for STDs.6
About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible
cycle of abuse.7
In at least one study, about 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least
one psychological disorder.15
The financial cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States is estimated at $585 billion." -Child
abuse in America/ National Child Abuse Statistics. (American SPCC is a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit.)
EMOTIONAL CHILD ABUSE:
"Self-esteem can be damaged. Severe psychological disorders have been traced to
excessively distorted parental attitudes and actions. One of the hallmarks of emotional abuse
is the absence of positive interaction (e.g. praising) from parent to their child. Emotional and
behavioral problems may be present, in varying degrees, following chronic and severe
emotional abuse, especially when there is little or no nurturing.
Verbal assault (belittling, screaming, threats, blaming, sarcasm), unpredictable responses,
continual negative moods, constant family discord, and chronically communicating conflicting
messages are examples of ways parents may subject their children to emotional abuse.

People Investigated for Abuse (National Childrens Alliance)


Of those alleged to have abused children, nearly a quarter were themselves
children.
Almost 40% were a parent or caregiver of the child victim.
Fully 90% of alleged abusers were related in some way to the child victim. 2015 Children's
Advocacy Center Raw Statistics