GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Foster Care Abuse Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Children in foster care are four times more likely to experience sexual abuse than their peers not in foster care."

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"Approximately one-third of children placed in foster care in the United States are abused."

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"In 2019, over 672,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care."

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"In 2017, 2% of all confirmed child maltreatment cases occurred in foster homes."

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"In New York State alone, 10% of children in foster care are victims of abuse or neglect."

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"On average, a child spends two years in the foster system and will move seven times, disrupting bonds and educational progress, increasing his/her vulnerability to abuse."

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"Over 50% of young people in foster care have experienced two or more types of violence or trauma in their life span."

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"In 2015, more than 20,000 young people aged-out of foster care without permanent families."

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"A third of foster children with a history of maltreatment are arrested, on average, five years after leaving care."

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"25% of children in foster care will be involved in the justice system within two years of leaving the system."

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"35% of young males aging out of foster care will have been incarcerated."

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"Teen girls in foster care are more than 2 times more likely to become pregnant by age 19 compared to those not in foster care."

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"Children in foster care are more likely to suffer from PTSD than war veterans, with 25% of children in foster care meeting the criteria."

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"30-50% of foster care children perform below grade level in school."

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"Over 25% of former foster children had no health insurance at the age of 21."

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"Only 30% of foster children who graduate from high school attend college."

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