Did You Know?

Did You Know?

"Safety and security don't just happen. They are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." -Nelson Mandela

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At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the last year. For every one report of abuse, two more go unreported. 3.6 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the U.S.

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Approxiamtely 5 children die every day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse. In 2021, 1,820 children died in the U.S. due to abuse or maltreatment.

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45.6% of children that die from abuse or neglect are under the age of one year., 66.2% are under the age of 3 years.

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Nationally, neglect is the most common form of abuse. 76% of victims are neglected, 16% are physically abused, 10% are sexually abused, and 0.2% are sex trafficked.

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93% of children abused are known to the perpetrator. 76% of the abusers are a parent to the victim, 34% are a family member. Only 7% of child abusers are a stranger to the victim.

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Arizona is ranked #4 in the U.S. for Domestic Violence. 42.6% of women over the age of 18 in Arizona have suffered domestic violence at least once in their lifetime.

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Approximately 20 people per minute in the U.S. experience physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner. That is more than 10 million Americans every year.

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1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point during their lives. Substance abuse is involved in almost 80% of all Domestic Violence Crimes.