When you think of child abuse do you think pain and death or do you think that its something rare that it's not even worth talking about? A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds, and more than five children die every day as a result of child abuse. Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4. 50-60% of child fatalities due to abuse are not recorded as such on death certificates. It is estimated that 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008 is $124 billion.
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