In the United States, about 1.9% of children had a medical visit related to exposure to violence during the past year, representing 1.4 million children. About 3.4% of children had a violence-related medical visit at some point in their lives and about one-third of children with a violence-related medical visit were under age 10. For 71% of children, the medical visits were for peer violence, 23% were for sexual assault, and 1% were for parental child maltreatment. Those receiving treatment had more trauma symptoms, additional violence exposures, and more adverse childhood experiences than other . . .
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