In the United States, the issue of elder mistreatment is garnering the attention of the law enforcement, medical, and research communities as more people are living longer than ever before.
Elder Abuse | National Institute of Justice
Nursing Home Abuse Statistics
Experts believe that for every one case of nursing abuse, or neglect that is reported, five go unreported.
Every year, up to 300,000 U.S. children are at risk of being sold for sex.
US Losing the Battle against Sex Trafficking? CBN NEWS
According to researchers, traffickers usually begin targeting kids who are 12 years old. Every year, up to 300,000 U.S. children are at risk of being sold for sex.
Sex trafficking in the U.S. called ‘epidemic’ “We don’t know the number, but we know it is happening. I am working with 300 girls now,” she said, adding that most came from troubled homes where there was either sexual or physical abuse. “For every single woman I have met that was exploited, you could tell why they ran away and why they were easy prey for a pimp. The pimp becomes their strongest connection in life.”