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Child Abuse

Abuse Statistics About Family Friends

05/20/2003

Question:

In the United are there more children being abused under the age of 13 by family or friend of family? p.s. please answer by 5/21/03

Answer:

Approx 1/2 of the time, the perpetrator of child sexual abuse is a family member.

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Response by:

Robert Shapiro, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati