Physical child abuse facts.
It's estimated that at least one child dies every week in England and Wales as a result of physical abuse. Babies are particularly vulnerable and are five times more likely to be killed than all other ages.
Approximately 30,000 children are currently on child protection registers. A child's name is placed on the register when health or social services staff are concerned that the child's at risk of abuse.
Eight out of ten young people who've experienced physical abuse have also seen violence between their parents and carers.
For every incident of child abuse or neglect that gets reported, it’s estimated that two others go unreported.
Neglect is by far the most common form of child abuse, accounting for more than 78% of all cases.
Physical child abuse accounts for 18% of documented child abuse cases each year in the USA.
One out of four girls and one out of six boys are sexually abused by an adult before the age of 17.
Every month, at least 100 babies are born to drug-using mothers.
Of kids who have a parent who uses drugs, one in 13 is physically abused regularly.
Abused children are more likely to abuse alcohol and become addicted to drugs, and one third will later abuse their own children.
84% of all prison inmates were abused as children.
It is estimated that a child dies from abuse or neglect in the U.S every 6 hours.