Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children; a report can include multiple children.
A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
Yearly referrals to state child protective services involve approximately 6.3 million children and approximately 3 million of those children are subject to an investigative report.*
For one year of new child abuse cases, lifetime estimates of lost worker productivity, health care costs, child welfare expenditures and criminal justice expenditures added up to 124 billion.*
What would you do with 124 billion?
The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between 4 to 7 children every day to child abuse and neglect.*
The long term financial impact of abuse and neglect is staggering.
Children who experience child abuse and neglect are about 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.*