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There are over 7 million drug addicts in the United States (National Survey in Drug Use and Health conducted by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
There are at least 30,000 active gangs in the United States (This is according to the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the US Department of Justice)
The FBI estimates a total of about 800,000 gang members spread out in 2,500 communities nationwide
There are 40 to 42 million prostitutes in the world, according to a report from Fondation Scelles (via La Figaro) Three quarters of them are between the ages of 13 and 25, and 80% of them are female. It is estimated 1 million prostitutes live in the USA
There are more than 1.7 million children in the United States with an incarcerated parent (The Sentencing Project/Research and Advocacy for Reform, Feb. 2009).
One in 43 (2.3 percent) American children has a parent incarcerated in state or federal prison (Sentencing Project/Research and Advocacy for Reform, Feb. 2009).
Every day 4,356 Children are arrested, 2,383 Children are reported abused or neglected, 2,261 Children drop out of high school (Children’s Defense Fund 2008)
When you walk, run or ride and raise money for Run 4 Hope, you will help transform broken lives and reunite families around the world. Please help Victory Outreach make a difference.