child abuse
  • Over 800 child abuse reports are investigated in White County a year.
  • Over 250 different children receive services at the White County Children's Safety Center each year.
  • Over 4,500 children receive services from an Arkansas Child Advocacy Center every year.


do not keep quiet child abuse

  • 1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18.
  • 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18.
  • Child abuse is growing at 10 times the rate of cancer.
  • Before a girl comes forward her perpetrator may have victimized 20 other children.
  • Before a boy comes forward his perpetrator may have victimized 120 other children.
  • Only 10% of abused children ever tell anyone.
  • 1 in 3 child victims will eventually victimize someone else.
  • 95% of child abuse victims know their perpetrator.
  • Serial child molesters may have over 400 victims in their lifetime.
  • 1 out of 4 teenage girls will contract an STD.

Child abuse is...

  • 19 times more common than mental retardation
  • 30 times more common than autism
  • 75 times more common than childhood cancer



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