Child Abuse Statistics

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 It’s highly likely that you know a child who has been, or is being, abused.

 90% will never tell anyone about the abuse they suffer.

 In one year, more than 4,000 cases of reported child abuse were confirmed in TN.

• 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.

 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse by age 18.

 Up to 90% of kids have been approached for something online.

Source: Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (

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Tennessee Code Annotated: §37-1-403. All persons (including doctors, mental health professionals, child care providers, dentists, family members, and friends) must report suspected child abuse or neglect. Failure to report child abuse or neglect is a violation of the law.



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