60 percent of children in America are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse

A Department of Justice study<https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/227744.pdf> shows that 60 percent of children nationwide are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse; consequences include poor school performance, drug and alcohol abuse, long-term physical and psychological harm, and risk of future victimization and suicide.
Access “Special Feature: Child Abuse<https://www.ncjrs.gov/childabuse>,” a compilation of publications and resources from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service<https://www.ncjrs.gov/> in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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