Child Abuse Statistics
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  • In 2010, there were 170,471 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Los Angeles County and 36,664 reported cases in Orange County. This is based on calendar year data from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the Orange County Social Services Agency.

  • In the United States in 2000, over 3 million child abuse and neglect reports were filed and 1 million were confirmed.

  • In the United States, there are 3,000 children abused each day and four of them will die. Forty percent of these children were under the age of six.

  • The age group with the highest abuse rate is 0-3 years.

  • Nationally, the highest form of abuse is neglect followed by physical abuse.