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Child Abuse Facts

We Never Forget that behind every statistics is a real person who needs our help.

In the US:

  • Nearly 800,000 children are the victims of child abuse and neglect.
  • Child abuse is three times more prevalent than all childhood cancers combined.
  • 1,760 children died at the hand of their abusers.
  • More than 75% of the children killed were under four years of age.
  • Approximately 80% of all child abuse is perpetrated by parents.

According to the US Department of Health & Human Services 2007 Child Maltreatment Report

In Colorado:

  • Nearly 40,000 children were investigated for child abuse or neglect.
  • Over 10,000 children were confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect.
  • In Denver County alone, 1,304 children were confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect.
  • 32 children died due to child abuse or neglect.

According to 2008 statistics from the Colorado Department of Human Services

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