Each year, statistics from the Children’s Bureau’s National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) are compiled and reported. The most recent report, Child Maltreatment 2009, refers to data from Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2009 and includes national and State-by-State data on child maltreatment, including fatalities due to abuse and neglect. Using data from Child Maltreatment, this factsheet summarizes the information on child fatalities for FFY 2009 and includes some additional research and information on prevention.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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