Children who experience abuse and neglect are 11 times more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 2.7 times more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 3.1 times more likely to commit a violent crime. (1)
About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. (1)
Five children die every day as a result of child abuse in America. (2)
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. (3)
245 Somerset County children were in out-of-home placements and not in their own homes during the last court year because of abuse or neglect. (4)
(1) http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/long term consequences.cfm
(4) New Jersey Judiciary Court Management Report Year End June 30, 2012
US Government Statistics on Child Abuse & Neglect
Using information collected through various monitoring and reporting systems, the Children's Bureau analyzes and reports data on a variety of topics, including adoption, foster care, child abuse, and neglect.
New Jersey Child Abuse & Neglect Statistics
Here you will find helpful information about the types of children involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services), including kids who are served in the homes of their birth parents and those who had to be removed into an out-of-home placement. You will also find up-to-date information about efforts to recruit new foster and adoptive families.
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/ (look at “Data” tab)