Total Children Killed Per Year: 2,000
Killed by Mothers 1,100 (55.0%)
Killed by live-in boyfriends 0513 ( 25.7%)
Killed by Stepfathers 0250 (12.5%)
Killed by Biological Fathers 0137 (6.9%)
This study demonstrates that the least dangerous place for a child after divorce is with the father by a margin of over 14 to 1 ( 2000 / 137 = 14.5985 ).
Stepfathers and live-in boyfriends are associated with the mother's household and therefore a child is 14 times more likely to be killed in the mother's care.
Excluding Stepfathers and Live-in boyfriends, mothers are 8 times as likely to kill a child than the biological father.
CHILD ABUSE INJURIES:
Almost 1 million children were the victims of substantiated or indicated child abuse and neglect in 1996, an approximate 18 percent increase since 1990. Each year over 18,000 children are permanently disabled by abusers. For comparison, the number of adults disabled by spouse abuse is less than one dozen. Child Maltreatment 1996: Reports from the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998). Seventy-seven percent of perpetrators of child maltreatment were parents, an additional 11 percent were other relatives. Over 80 percent of all perpetrators were under age 40. Over two-thirds were mothers. Three-quarters of neglect and medical neglect cases were associated with mother perpetrators as were almost three-quarters of sexual abuse. http://www.acfc.org/study/dhhs1.htm
Single Mother Households (SMH) - the most dangerous living arrangement
Source: Donna Shalala, "National Child Abuse Prevention Month" and "Child Maltreatment 1994: Reports to the National Center on Child Abuse". http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/stats/ncands96/index.htm.
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