Highlights from the 1995
Annual Fifty States Survey
May this Angel Of Light stand watch over all the children until each is home safe, there is no more pain and suffering among our children and that all children grow up to be strong and healthy.
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| Child Abuse
Year Actual Distilled Data Source
1994 1271 child abuse and neglect related fatalities were reported.
Put another way, this was 3.5 deaths per day in the U.S., or one death every 7 hours. 88% of those fatalities were under 5 years of age, 46% were under one year of age.
The cause of death was broken down as follows: 42% neglect, 54% physical abuse, and 4% from a combination of the two. About 45% of the fatalities occurred to children already known to CPS agencies as current or prior clients.
3,140,000 children were reported for child abuse and neglect to CPS agencies in the U.S. This represents a 4.5% increase over the number from the previous year. 1,036,000 children were substantiated as victims of child maltreatment, or about 16 out of every 1,000 U.S. (Compare to rates for rape: 160 children out of 10,000, only 2 women out of 10,000)
Faith is Stronger Than my Fears
Sometimes my cross is hard to bear
The morning light seems far away,
But then the sun begins to rise
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