Over 100 ‘Human Trafficking’ Victims Rescued, National Statistics on Child Abuse
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Over 100 ‘Human Trafficking’ Victims Rescued
Sky News – Thu, Mar 20, 2014
More than 100 people, suspected of being victims of a human trafficking gang, have been rescued from a house in Houston, Texas.
When officers opened the door to the property they found “a large, large group of people, some sitting on top of one another, in very confined spaces”.
A spokesman for the Houston Police Department said dozens of the victims were dressed only in underwear and were sitting in filthy conditions surrounded by bin bags full of old clothes.
They had been kept in a number of small rooms with access to just one toilet and no hot water.
Police made the discovery during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children who had been reported missing by relatives….
Five men have been arrested in connection with the discovery.
National Statistics on Child Abuse
In 2012, an estimated 1,640 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States.
In the same year, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served over 286,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families. In 2013, this number was over 294,000.
2012 NATIONAL ABUSE STATISTICS
An estimated 686,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect (unique instances).
51 states reported approximately 3.8 million children received preventative services from Child Protective Services agencies in the United States.
Children younger than one year had the highest rate of victimization of 21.9 per 1,000 children in the national population of the same age.
Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, over 75% suffered neglect; more than 15% suffered physical abuse; and just under 10% suffered sexual abuse.
Approximately 80% of reported child fatalities as a result of abuse and neglect were caused by one or more of the child victim’s parents….