The latest figures show that there are approximately 3 million reports of child abuse made each year. Of these reported cases, approximately 1500 result in fatalities – that’s 4 children that die each day as a result of child abuse.
Sadly, these represent only the reported cases and it is believed that the actual number of incidents of abuse is much, much higher. Additionally, it is believed that at least 96% of children who suffer at the hands of abuse are likely to experience a recurrence of abuse.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has provided an excellent breakdown of the latest abuse statistics from 2006.
We need to raise the awareness of the all to frequent instances of child abuse in order to see it stopped. By supporting the Superhero Foundation, you are helping to raise the awareness needed to break the cycle.