The Major Causes Of Physical Abuse In Today's Society

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Abuse is a very serious issue, and is not something to be taken lightly. In today’s society it is a huge problem and a lot of people suffer from this problem. Not just women are victims of abuse like a lot of people think. Men and children also suffer from this horrible thing. Abuse does not just involve physical violence, but many other things as well. Although it is not the only form of abuse, Physical Abuse is one of the major forms abuse that a lot of people suffer from. The definition for physical abuse is the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. There are many ways you can tell if someone is being physically abused. Some symptoms of physical abuse are bruises, black eyes, welts, …show more content…
It is defined as non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with an elderly person. Sexual contact with any person incapable of giving consent is also considered sexual abuse. There are some immediate reactions that can occur when some undergoes sexual abuse and those can include shock and fear or disbelief. Long term symptoms can include anxiety, fear, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Signs that someone is being sexual abused are bruising around the genital areas, if there are any unexplained genital infections or venereal diseases, and lastly if a person 's underclothing is torn, ripped, or bloody. If you or someone you know is being sexually abused you need to tell someone and make sure that you call the police. Sexual abuse is very serious and is nothing to joke …show more content…
Out of those 679,000, an estimated 1,520 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in the United States alone. Some frightening statistics are that 116,940 of the children that were abused were from ages 0 to 6 years old, 115,959 of them were ages 7 to 12, and 81,025 of them were 13 to 18 years old. Of the cases that were reported 205,438 of them were sexual and 60,897 of them were physical abuse cases. Out of all the the abusers in the reported cases, 154,529 of them were 18 years or older, 26,294 were anywhere from age 13 to age 17, and 20,040 of the abusers were under the age of 13. Most of the times the abusers know or are related to the people they abuse. Out of all the reported cases 95,913 of them were the parent or the step parent of the one they abused, 127,358 of the abusers were related someway or knew the victim in another way, and only 23,969 were unrelated to their

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