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Bullying and Abuse Statistics in Michigan USA

Updated Stats on Abuse, Bullying & Violence




-A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the U.S.A.

-80% of abused children have a psychological disorder by the age of 21

-About 30% of those abused children will abuse their own children


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-160,000 kids miss school every day for fear of being bullied

-85% of the time there is no intervention in school bullying

-Those with disabilities or who are different suffer bullying 65% more than others

-1 TEEN DIES EVERY 30 MINUTES in the U.S.A. from bullycide More

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*Our program empowers and challenges children & teens, (pre-k thru college), staff, parents, workers, employers, and those of the community to a CHANGE CHALLENGE. Through our motivational interactive workshops individuals (victims, bystanders, bullies) realize that things cannot stay the same, or they'll have the same tragic results. By making a positive change in their own lives, they realize they can impact their communities, state and even the entire world, by being the change that others can see.



*We interviewed 600 students from two schools in 6th-12 grades:

  • 33% admitted to bullying others.
  • 43% said they were bullied.
  • Most reported bullying occurred in the: Classroom, Gym, Lunchroom
  • Most reported they were abused: Verbally, Physically, or Cyber Bullied.
  • When bullied: 45% fought back, 31% kept quiet, 15% reported it, and 6% ran away
  • 51% reported the bully suffered no consequences.


*Before our program 14% of students admitted being bullies, but after our change challenge students knew they could change and only 4% reported still having bully behaviors.


*Before our program 28% of students admitted being victims before our program, but after our change challenge students knew they could be survivors, and only 7% reported still being victims.

93% of all VICTIMS CHANGED! 

*Before our program 66% of students admitted they were bystanders, but after our change challenge students realized that bystanders are really bullies too, and they could do something about it, so only 31% reported still being bystanders.


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General Bullying Statistics

6th-12th graders are the most likely ones to be involved in bullying. 12-17 yr. olds believe that violence has increased in their schools. 77% of kids in school are verbally bullied. Out of that 77%, 14% have a bad reaction (become depressed, anxious about going to school, contemplate/attempt suicide).

  • 1 in 4 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or victim.
  • 282,000 students are reportedly attacked in high schools throughout the nation each month.
  • 56% of students have witnessed a bullying crime at school.
  • 50% of students say they fear bullying in the bathroom at school. More
  • 71% of students report bullying is an ongoing problem.
  • 1 in 10 students drops out/changes schools due to repeated bullying.
  • 1 out of 20 students has witnessed a gun at school.
  • 90% of students in 4th-8th grades report being bullied the most.
  • 54% of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home leads to violence in school. More

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Cyber Bullying Statistics:

Despite the potential damage of cyber bullying, it is alarmingly common among kids and teens. According to cyber bullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation:

  • 80% of kids/teens own cellphones, making this the biggest form of cyberbullying.
  • Over half of kids/teens have been bullied online.
  • More than half of kids/teens have bullied others online.
  • More than 1-3 young people have experienced cyber threats online.
  • Over 25% teens/adolescents have been bullied repeated via cellphone or online.
  • Only 1 in 10 teens/kids tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
  • Fewer than 1-5 cyber bullying incidents are reported to police.
  • 1 in 10 kids/teens have had embarrassing/damaging pictures exploited over internet/cell phone.
  • 1-5 teens have posted or sent sexually explicity.
  • Girls are often cyberbullied more than boys.
  • Most cyberbullying is in the form of hurtful comments.
  • Boys are more often cyberbullies than girls.
  • Boys are more often threatened online than girls.
  • Cyberbullying victims are more likely to commit suicide. More

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Gay/Lesbian/Transgender Bullying Statistics:

*The number one reason they are bullied is appearance. The number two reason is their sexual identity/gender.

  • 86% of students are bullied because of their sexual orientation. More
  • 9 in 10 LBGT teens have reported being bullied in school last year.
  • Students hear anti-gay epithets 25 times a day in class, teachers do nothing 97% of the time. More
  • They are 5 times more likely to miss school because they feel unsafe.
  • 28% feel forced to drop out of school all together. 
  • LBGT are 2-3 times more likely than others to commit suicide. More

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Suicide/Bullycide Statistics:

  • Suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death among kids under 14.
  • Retribution or revenge is the highest motivator for school shootings. More
  • LBGT are 2-3 times more likely to commit suicide.
  • Suicide rates are continuing to grow among kids/teens by 50% in the past 30 years.
  • 270+ Children between the ages of 10-14 have committed suicide from bullying. More

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Other Abuse Stats & Links

Alcohol Abuse

  • 30 million people, age 12 and over drive under the influence every year More
  • 15% of all alcohol sales in the United States come from under aged teens. This brings in about 20 billion dollars in annual sales.
  • Areas that have more liquor stores and bars per capita have more violent assaults
  • 17 million adults in America can be classified as an alcoholic or having a problem with alcohol abuse, but fewer than 8% of those 17 million will go for treatment.
  • In 2010, alcohol caused 85,000 deaths with around 22,000 of those coming from alcohol related diseasesMore 


Animal Abuse

  • Women in abusive relationships don't leave their abuser for fear of what will happen to their pet.
  • 13% of animal abuse involves domestic violence.
  • 70% of animal abusers also have records of other crimes.
  • Each year 10,000 bull dogs die in bullfighting
  • 3 to 4 million cats and dogs (young, healthy, and adoptable) are euthanized every year in shelters More


Dating Violence

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner every year.
  • 1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Girls & Young Women between the ages of 16 & 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence.
  • 4.8 million women and 2.9 million men are victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 girls reported when trying to break up, they were threatened.
  • 30% of teens in a violent relationship are killed by their partner.
  • Each year 1,500 people die from intimate partner violence. My StoryMore Stats

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Disability Abuse

  • Kids with disabilities are twice as likely to be physically & sexually abused
  • 68%-83% of Women with disabilities are sexually assaulted (50% more than women without disabilities)
  • People with developmental disabilities are more likely than others to be revictimized by the same person More

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Domestic Violence

  • Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • 10 million children witness domestic violence each year in the U.S.
  • 63% of all boys ages 11-20, who commit murder, kill the man who abused their mother
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Witnessing violence by parents/caregivers is the strongest risk factor of children being violent.
  • Every day, at least 3 Women in the U.S. are killed by their boyfriends or husbands. More

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Drug Abuse

  • Marijuana is the preferred drug of choice in America.
  • By 8th grade most students have already tasted alcohol and tried Marijuana.
  • 21% of all high school seniors use marijuana daily.
  • Most drug abuse is in the form of over the counter drugs and prescription drugs.
  • Over 6 Million Children in USA live with a parent/caregiver who is an addict. More
  • 25% of causes in death of Americans can be attributed to drug abuseMore

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Elderly Abuse

  • Nearly 5 Million cases of elder abuse occur each year.
  • 85% of all cases are unreported.
  • 50% of those with dementia experience some form of abuse.
  • 14,000 allegations of abuse, neglect or gross negligence are reported in nursing homes.
  • In 1999 5,000 death certificates of nursing home patients listed: dehydration, malnutrition, starvation, or bedsores as cause of death. More/ How elderly abuse can be prevented.


Human Trafficking /Forced into Sex or Work

  • Human Trafficking is a $32-Billion industry world wide. More
  • 2 Million people are victims every year/ of those 18,000 are Americans.
  • 800,000 people, mostly women (70%) and children (50%) and most forced into sex trade each year.
  • The average American age of minors forced into work/sex slavery is 12-14 yrs. old More
  • 2 Children are sold every minute in the world.
  • California's harbors 3 of FBI's highest child sex trafficking cities in the nation (LA, SanFranciso, SanDiego)
  • Most runaways become prostitutes within the first 48 hours of leaving home. More More Runaway Statistics
  • These innocent victims are forced into doing the unthinkable, with no wage or food, and held against their will, even threatened or killed if they try to leave.


Peer Pressure

  • 30% of 8th graders have used illicit drugs due to peer pressure.
  • 70% of teens who smoke have friends who smoke or started smoking because of their fellow peers.
  • 50% of teens feel pressured into having sex.
  • 234,000 teens die every year as a result of peer pressure. My Story/More StatsParent Help


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once.
  • Among victims of a severe traumatic event 60-80% will develop PTSD.
  • In the past year alone, the number of diagnosed cases in the military jumped 50%
  • 3-15% of girls and 1-6% of boys will develop PTSD.
  • Suicide and PTSD go hand-in-hand, causing 30,000 people to die from this disease each year. More


Self Abuse

  • 3 Million Americans engage in some form of self injury each year.
  • An estimated 2 million Americans cut or burn themselves per year.
  • 90% of self injurers begin cutting as teenagers.
  • 50% of those who abuse themselves have been abused in some form.
  • Most self abusers are not trying to commit suicide, just as a coping mechanism.
  • Self abuse in any form can lead to serious injury or accidental death in victims. More


Sexual Abuse

  • 1- 6 children experience sexual abuse. More
  • 1 in 3 children who experience sexual abuse do not report it to an adult.
  • 4 out of 5 children 11-17 who were abused by a peer did not tell anyone.
  • 1 in 4 undergraduate women are victims of sexual abuse. 
  • 20 to 25% of women in college reported experiencing an attempted or a completed rape in college
  • 25.5% of females were first raped before age 12 and 34.9% were first raped between the ages of 12-17.
  • Only 5% report the rape or sexual abuse. More
  • 10% of all emergency room visits are related to sexual abuse. More

Sexual Assault Statistics

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Work Bullying

  • 35% of the U.S. workforce (an estimated 53.5 million Americans) report being bullied at work.
  • 1 Million people in the USA miss work every day for fear of being bullied.
  • 82% of bullied workers quite their jobs due to stress & fear.
  • 15% of reported adult suicides are work bullying related. More/ Workplace Bullying Institute

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