According to Child Maltreatment 2009, the most recent report of data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), approximately 3.6 million reports of suspected abuse or neglect were filed. Of these, 20% of the reports were substantiated, meaning approximately 720,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse or neglect in 2009.

California Statistics (Follow link to view statistics regarding child maltreatment allegations in California)

But reporting suspected child abuse is not only the right thing to do—for people in certain professions, it's the law.

1 DHHS Statistics 2012 this document shows National and State Child Maltreatment Statistics

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