Where is abuse most likely to occur?
Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while youre in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home. You may be living alone or with others. The person causing the harm may be a stranger but, more often than not, youll know and feel safe with them.
What type of abuse occurs most frequently?
Neglect is the most common form of child abuse. Physical abuse may include beating, shaking, burning, and biting.
Which age group are most at risk of harm?
The highest rates of fatal child abuse are found among children aged 0-4 years. The most com- mon cause of death is head injury, followed by abdominal injuries and intentional suffocation. Deaths are only the visible tip of the problem. Millions of children are victims of non-fatal abuse and neglect.
What state is number one in domestic violence?
Kentucky. Kentucky has the highest domestic violence statistics in the United States, with 45.3% of women and 35.5% of men having experienced domestic violence.