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Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States

There are over 3 million reports of child abuse & neglect annually in the U.S.
(US Dept. of Health & Human Resources)

131,340 children were identified as victims of abuse &/or neglect in Florida between June 30th, 2006 — July 1st, 2007. This equates to 1 child every 5 minutes.
(FL Dept. of Children & Families HSN & Ad Hoc Reports)

Florida is the 3rd deadliest state for children.
(US Dept. of Health & Human Resources)

The estimated annual national cost of child abuse and neglect is $103.8 billion.
(Prevent Child Abuse America 2008)

The prevalence of child abuse is ten times the rate of cancer.
(National Call to Action – Sadler, Chadwick, & Hensler)

1 out of 4 girls, and 1 out of 6 boys, is sexually abused in the US before age 18. More than 90% of these children are victimized by someone they know.
(US Dept. of Justice)

1 out of 5 children is sexually solicited on the internet.
(US Dept. of Justice)

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Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela

Child Protection Center believes that informed children are safer children. Education is empowering. Advocate for personal safety education in your child's school.

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Main Office:
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
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Venice locations:
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293
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Arcadia, Florida 34266
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