Odds Of Abuse And Mistreatment Add Up Over Children's Lives

June 2, 2014 8:10 PM

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Children who are maltreated are much more likely to have physical and mental health problems later on. They face a higher risk of suicide and of getting in trouble with the law.

But there's a big gap between the number of people who say they were abused or neglected as children and the official rate of annual confirmed cases, which runs about 1 percent.

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