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Statistics

2015 Arkansas Substantiated Child Abuse Statistics
by United Methodist District

In 2015, the total substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect was 5,773.

The total number of reported cases of child maltreatment in 2015 was 30,079

This is a substantiation rate of 23.66%.

Source:  Arkansas Department of Human Services 2015 Annual Statistical Report

How to read this map:

  • Districts are separated by color.
  • The county totals are listed next to the name of the county.
  • The United Methodist district total is in yellow underneath the district name.

 

 

Some Statistics
1 – Child abused and/or neglected nationally every 15 seconds.
1 – out of every 3 girls who will have been sexually abused before their 18th birthday
1 – out of every 6 boys who will have been sexually abused before their 18th birthday
8,332 – Registered sex offenders living in Arkansas as of Oct. 25, 2010.
7,831 – Number of substantiated (verified) reports of child abuse and neglect in Arkansas in 2010
>2,000 – Deaths attributed to child abuse annually in the U.S.
> 3 million – Reported cases of child abuse and neglect annually in the U.S.

What does this mean for you?
Statistically speaking, in your local church, assuming a 50/50 gender split, if one out of four girls and one out of six boys have been sexually abused by the time they turn 18, then…

In a congregation of this size (first number)
than this many girls (second number)
and this many boys (third number)
will have been sexually abused by their 18th birthdays.

25 – 4 – 2
50 – 8 – 4
100 – 17 – 8
250 – 41 – 21
500 – 83 – 43
1,000 – 165 – 85
1,500 – 248 – 128

To report reasonably suspected maltreatment, call 1.800.482.5964

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