Become Aware

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• Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse.
• 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18.
• 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member.
• In 2012, 82.2% of child abuse perpetrators were found to be between the ages of 18-44, of which 39.6% were recorded to be between the ages of 25-34.
• In the United States, more than 4 children die from child abuse and neglect on a daily basis. Over 70% of these children are below the age of 3.
• Boys (48.5%) and girls (51.2%) become victims at nearly the same rate.
• 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the United States.
• Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit a violent crime.
• About 80% of 21-year-olds who were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
• 14% of all men and 36% of all women in prison were abused as children.
• Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy
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