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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

Some  of abuse or neglect of a child include:

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayUnexplained bruises

  • Overly passive or overly aggressive behavior

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayStaying 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

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayBerating, 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

If 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.

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayCall the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) if:

    • You suspect abuse

    • You 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.

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThere are also some other resources available with information on how to handle a suspected child abuse and/or neglect situation:

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe  has information on how to:

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayProtect a child’s safety

    • Support families

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayPrevent 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.

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay by a parent or family member.

International Abductions in Progress

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

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • .

If Your Child Has Been Abducted and Taken Overseas

If your child has been taken outside of the United States already:

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayImmediately  and .

  • to help. These include:

    • Legal aid

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayLaw enforcement

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayAirport information

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayYour state’s center for missing children

Preventing Abductions

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayIf 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.

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayFollow these .

  • Contact  for help and advice.

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayLearn about .

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay includes any image of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor. A minor is anyone younger than 18. 

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayChild pornography can include:

  • Drawings

  • Cartoons

  • Sculptures

  • Paintings

  • Photographs

  • Films

  • Videos

  • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayComputer-generated images or pictures

Reporting Child Pornography

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayTo report child pornography, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

Child Pornography in the Mail

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayIt 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

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