Child abuse and neglect cost the U.S. more than $94 billion annually, or $258 million per day. Researchers took into account direct costs (emergency intervention, medical attention) and indirect costs (long-term responses to abuse and neglect), based on data from federal agencies and the U.S. Census. Three pages. Free online. Prevent Child Abuse America, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 17th Fl., Chicago, IL 60604. (312) 663-3520, www.preventchildabuse.org/learn_more/research_ docs/cost_analysis.pdf.