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Crimes Involving Children

Find information about crimes involving children including abductions, abuse, and neglect.

is harm done to a child through a physical, emotional, or sexual act, or by neglect or abandonment.

Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

Xổ số miền bắc 2Some  of abuse or neglect of a child include:

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Unexplained bruises

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Overly passive or overly aggressive behavior

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Staying away from or being afraid to go home

  • Lacking clean or appropriate clothes, food, or other basic necessities

Conduct Parents Display That May Indicate Child Abuse or Neglect

  • Berating, shaming, blaming, or rejecting the child

  • Relying on the child for the parent's own emotional needs

  • Offering conflicting or unconvincing explanations of a child's physical injuries

Report Suspected Child Abuse

Xổ số miền bắc 2If an abusive event is in progress or you know or suspect someone abused, neglected, or exploited a child, call 911.

You may also:

  • Contact your . If you suspect a child is being abused, they can assess the situation and take appropriate action.

  • Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) if:

    • You suspect abuse

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2You are a child abuse victim

    • You are a parent who needs help

The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operates in the United States, its territories, and Canada.

There are also some other resources available with information on how to handle a suspected child abuse and/or neglect situation:

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2The  has information on how to:

    • Protect a child’s safety

    • Support families

    • Prevent child maltreatment

    • Report suspected abuse and neglect

  • The  has contact information by state for reporting child abuse..Each state controls and operates its own child protective services. Visit your state’s health and human resources website for more information.

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International Abductions in Progress

If your child has been abducted and is in danger of being taken outside of the U.S.:

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Call 911 immediately.

  • .

If Your Child Has Been Abducted and Taken Overseas

Xổ số miền bắc 2If your child has been taken outside of the United States already:

  • Immediately  and .

  • to help. These include:

    • Legal aid

    • Law enforcement

    • Xổ số miền bắc 2Airport information

    • Your state’s center for missing children

Preventing Abductions

If you fear your child is at risk of international parental abduction:

  • Enroll your child in the . You will receive an alert if a passport is issued for your child.

  • Follow these .

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Contact  for help and advice.

Learn about .

includes any image of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor. A minor is anyone younger than 18. 

Child pornography can include:

  • Drawings

  • Cartoons

  • Sculptures

  • Paintings

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Photographs

  • Films

  • Videos

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Computer-generated images or pictures

Reporting Child Pornography

Xổ số miền bắc 2To report child pornography, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

Child Pornography in the Mail

Xổ số miền bắc 2It is illegal to send child pornography through the U.S. Mail. For more information, visit the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's section on .

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Last Updated: November 17, 2020