In 2005, approximately 1 million children were victims of maltreatment, and an estimated 1,490 children died from their resulting injuries. Approximately 58 percent of the perpetrators were women, most of them mothers, while 42.2 percent were men. Children who were victims of sexual abuse were more likely to be maltreated by a father acting alone than were children who were victims of neglect or physical abuse. This fact sheet discusses implications of child maltreatment for fathers and children. (Author abstract)
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