Over 70% of runaway and throwaway youth in 2002 were estimated to be endangered, based on 17 indicators of harm or potential risk. The most common endangerment component was physical or sexual abuse at home or fear of abuse upon return. The second most common endangerment component was the youth’s substance dependency.
12% of runaway and homeless youth spent at least one night outside, in a park, on the street, under a bridge or overhang, or on a rooftop.
7% of youth in runaway and homeless youth shelters and 14% of youth on the street had traded sex for money, food, shelter, or drugs in the last twelve months when surveyed in 1995.
32% of runaway and homeless youth have attempted suicide at some point in their lives.
Approximately 48.2% of youth living on the street and 33.2% of youth living in a shelter reported having ever been pregnant.
50% of homeless youth age 16 or older reported having dropped out of school, having been expelled, or having been suspended.
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