Thursday, July 2, 2015

One third of people under 17 in the U. S. were assaulted in 2014, June 29, 2015

"A minimum of one third of children in the United States experienced some type of physical assault in 2014. Dr. David Finkelhor with the University of New Hampshire in Durham and colleagues analyzed the data collected from phone interviews with children and their caregivers.

The study was part of the U. S. Department of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence. The study was published on June 29, 2015, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

The data was collected on 4,000 children that were 17 years of age and younger. The sample group was ethnically and economically diverse and is considered to be statistically representative of the entire population of young people in the United States. The objective of the study is to determine how much violent contact young people are exposed to and hopefully develop better methods of reducing the instances of violence and the aftereffects of violence." Read more

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