STUDY OF THE State of california
“The Economics of Child Abuse: A Study of California,” published in March 2019, is a first-of-its-kind report quantifying the economic cost of child abuse to the state of California. The report assesses community risk factors that make families throughout the state vulnerable to abuse. It also discusses protective factors which keep families safe and strong.
2019 California Report 2019 California Snapshot
- There are nearly 500,000 reports of child abuse in California each year — that’s about one report every minute.
- The economic cost to California for the 71,289 victims in 2017 is $19.31 billion — that same amount could send more than 2 million children to preschool.
- Given significant underreporting, the estimated cost incurred because of one year of abuse could be as high as $284.4 billion.
- Community risk factors that make California children and families more vulnerable to abuse include socioeconomic inequality and poverty, lack of adequate and affordable housing, high unemployment rates, homelessness, community violence, substance abuse, social isolation and marginalization, and wildfires and natural disasters.
TOOLS FOR SHARING
- Child abuse costs California $19.31 billion each year. Take action to protect children, strengthen families & reduce the #CostOfAbuse. Read @ http://safeandsound.org/CA-Cost
- Compelling new report by @safesoundkids on the economic impact of #ChildAbuse in California & how factors in our communities place children at greater risk for abuse. Read the report: http://safeandsound.org/CA-Cost
- Child abuse costs CA $19.31B annually. Protect kids, strengthen families & reduce the #CostOfAbuse. http://safeandsound.org/CA-Cost