Domestic Violence Stats

An act of domestic violence occurs every 12 seconds in the United States. About 50% of all couples experience at least one violent incident; in about 25% of these couples, violence is a common occurrence. 35% of women who visit hospital emergency rooms are there for symptoms of abuse; only 5% of these women are Read More…

Child Abuse Stats

There are nearly 3 million reports of child abuse made annually. In 2003, there were 906,000 child abuse convictions. The rate of child abuse is estimated to be 3 times greater than is reported. The rate of victimization is 12.3 children per 1,000 children. Children ages 0-3 are the most likely to experience abuse. They Read More…

Sexual Abuse Stats

“In a study of female adolescent sex offenders, ages 10 to 18 years, approximately 70% of their sexual offenses took place while they were baby-sitting. The average age of the victims was 5.2 years.” (Miss America By Day, pg. 427) “An adolescent who wishes to engage in sexual experimentation may assume that fondling an infant Read More…