The Tragic Reality:

The Abused Are Voiceless 

Child abuse statistics show an alarming rate of child abuse in the United States. In one year, there were 3.3 million reports alleging abuse of 5.9 million children made to Child Protective Services. It is a fact that child abuse can happen to any family, no matter what their race, religion or socioeconomic background. Sometimes, families who appear to have everything are hiding deadly secrets within.

Child Abuse Facts: Who Was Abused

Children of all ages and backgrounds are abused in the United States every year. Approximately 9.2 children out of 1000 were found to be abused in the past year (some of those children being abused more than once within that year).


Other child abuse statistics include:

  • Victims less than one year old had the greatest rate of child abuse with more than 2% of children being victims of child abuse

  • Girls were victimized slightly more often than boys at 51.2%

  • 88% of victims were of ethnicity:

    • African-America – 21.9%

    • Hispanic – 21.4%

    • White – 44.8%

Statistics on the type of child abuse include:

Child Abuse Statistics on Child Abusers

Statistics on perpetrators of child abuse include:

  • Parents were responsible for more than 80% of child abuse and neglect cases

  • Other family members were responsible for 6.1% of the child abuse

  • Women are the perpetrators of child abuse more frequently than men at 53.6%

  • 36.3% of perpetrators of child abuse were between the ages of 20 and 29

  • More than 80% of perpetrators of child abuse were between the ages of 20 and 49

(Stats and Info Courtesy of