12 percent of kids in U.S. are victims of maltreatment, abuse

June 3, 2014 3:03 PM

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12 percent of kids in U.S. are victims of maltreatment, abuse

The prevalence of child abuse and maltreatment in the U.S. appears to be underestimated. Study reveals more than 12 percent of children in the U.S. experience neglect, abuse and maltreatment before they reach 18 years old.(Photo : D. Sharon Pruitt)

The prevalence of child abuse and maltreatment in the U.S. appears to be underestimated. Study reveals more than 12 percent of children in the U.S. experience neglect, abuse and maltreatment before they reach 18 years old.

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