Shhh, it’s a family secret! 


Child Abuse  presents in four ways:

1.  neglect; 2.  physical abuse; 3. psychological maltreatment; 4. sexual abuse.

Children up to one years old have the highest victimization (child abuse) rate.

Four of five cases were from neglect. child-abuse1   One of five was from physical abuse.          78%  from neglect

18% from physical abuse cases

9%  from sexual abuse


Four out of five DEATHS were in children younger than 4 years old.

            Most were boys younger than four years old who  died from  physical abuse or    neglect.

Children with disabilities were  twice as likely to be victims of abuse as children without disabilities.

Children with disabilities were less likely to be believed,

Victimization was about equal for gender

Parents were responsible for 4/5 of child fatalities


 4/5 of perpetrators were 20-39 years old

Child Abuse is the greatest crime against humanity and it happens far more often than the stats above indicate.

This is a draft!


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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