Current Stats Of Child Abuse And Neglect  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines child abuse as any act of omission or commission by a parent or caretaker that results in harm or a threat of harm to the child. Child abuse comes under four major categories: physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

Current Statistics of Child Abuse and Neglect:

According to the WHO, approximately 40 million children are subject to child abuse each year, worldwide.

Studies by Estes and Weiner suggest that over 6.5 million children in Canada, the United States and Mexico were exposed to unwanted sexual materials over the internet. According to Casa Alianza, approximately one million children around the world are exposed or introduced to commercial sexual exploitation.

The 57th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights states that sexual abuse between countries and their reports are quite alarming. A study conducted by a country indicated that up to 36 percent of girls and 29 percent of boys have suffered child sexual abuse. Recent studies revealed that up to 20 percent of boys and 46 percent of girls have experienced sexual coercion.

Child Sexual Abuse in the US:

Child sexual abuse estimates are 16 percent males and 62 percent females in the United States. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, there were 83,600 confirmed reports of sexually abused children in 2005.

Child Abuse and Neglect in the US:

A study by the American National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse in 1997 revealed that child physical abuse represented 22 percent, neglect represented 54 percent, sexual abuse 8 percent and emotional abuse 4 percent of the total confirmed cases of child abuse. A UNICEF report on child well being stated that the United States ranked the lowest among developed nations with regard to the security and comfort of children.

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