Bullying - Fact Sheet-2

From "Kansas Kids, "Leaders of the Pack"

In the United States:

Every 9 seconds a child drops out of school.

Every 10 seconds a child is reported abused or neglected.

Every 14 seconds a child is arrested.

Every 25 seconds a child is born to an unmarried mother.

Every 2 hours a child is killed by firearms.

Every 4 hours a child commits suicide.

Every 5 hours a child dies from abuse or neglect

Child abuse reports increased 41% since 1988.

In the state of Kansas, in 1997, the number of child-abuse cases and the rate of such cases being reported increased approximately 20% over the previous year.

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