Child Abuse Incidence
Facts about child abuse:
- Child protective authorities receive over 3 million reports of child abuse each year in the US.
- Every year, nearly 1.4 million children are abused in some manner.
- About 160,000 children suffer from serious or life threatening injures each year in the US.
Continue to Child Abuse Risk Factors
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